New York: September 19, 1895.
1 p. typed on "President's Office, Police Department, City of New York" stationery, with a few manuscript emendations and corrections. 4to (10 x 8 inches). TR to Dean Sage tipped-in to Volume III. Lower portion mounted onto rear pastedown of volume III of Roosevelt's Winning the West (New York, 1894), with volumes I (1889) & II (1889) included, each with Dean Sage bookplate, moderate wear to covers. Item #311142
Roosevelt writes as President of the Board of Police Commissioners of New York to angling author Dean Sage: "… I am now striving with infinite pain and labor to finish the fourth volume. You can imagine how hard it is with all my other work. With the ending of this fourth volume, I shall have to stop all attempts at historical writing until I go out of politics. You are right about there being no West for me this year, either." The letter is included with the first three volumes in first edition of Winning the West.
Dean Sage's contributions to angling literature are few in number but profoundly influential. His Ristigouche (1888), which draws upon his long experience fishing the river is one of the pinnacles of nineteenth century fishing book design and production.
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