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The Buccaneers: A Story of the Black Flag in Business

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The Buccaneers: A Story of the Black Flag in Business


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New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1904. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm). Publisher's decorated tan cloth, lettered in brown on spine and front cover, with pictorial paste-on below title; 236pp; frontispiece illustration by Bert Knight. Mild cover wear and soil, else Near Fine, with ink ownership signature of Victor H. Metcalf (prominent California lawyer & politician; Sec'y of Commerce under Theodore Roosevelt) to front endpaper, datemarked Washington, 1904. Novel attacking the unscrupulous methods of the trusts. Not particularly common, and this a compelling association copy, bearing the ownership signature of Teddy Roosevelt's first Secretary of Commerce, who was himself instrumental in helping to put TR's trust-busting policies into action. Metcalf (1853-1936) was a three-term Congressman from California (1899-1904), served Roosevelt's Secretary of Commerce from 1904-1906, then as Secretary of the Navy (a position Roosevelt had himself once held) from 1906-1908. HANNA 1872. SMITH H-1078.


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