London: Thornton Butterworth. Very Good-. 1921. First British Edition. 319 pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth binding, lettering faded from spine. Inscribed on ffep "Belle / from / Kermit / 20 July 1922" the relevant couple being Kermit Roosevelt and his wife Belle Willard Roosevelt. Kermit Roosevelt (1889 - 1943) was a son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Kermit was an explorer on two continents with his father, graduate of Harvard University, a soldier serving in two world wars, with both the British and U.S. Armies, a businessman (between WWI and WWII he founded the Roosevelt Steamship Company and the United States Lines, and writer. Just before he and his father Theodore Roosevelt embarked on the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition to Brazil (1913-1914), he became engaged Belle Willard, daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Spain. They married in 1914 and had four children, including Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000). Originally published in the U.S. as THE RED MARK AND OTHER STORIES, this was Russell's first collection of stories. Many of these stories are set in the South Seas and several have supernatural aspects. . (Inventory #: 39449)
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