Very good condition. Bound in publisher's original illustrated green cloth. Some page hinges cracked or starting. Former owner's name in ink on front end paper. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and drawings by Philip R. Goodwin.
Good. Roosevelt, Theodore. African Game Trails An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter Naturalist. New York: Scribners, 1910. 1st edition. 583pp. 8vo. Green decorated cloth. Book condition: Good. Edges of spine rubbed and fraying. Corners bumped with boards exposed. Contents otherwise good, clean and tight. However, page 237-238 has small chip at top edge and stain, from an apparent paper clip or book mark. Includes black and white photos.
Very Good. Book With more than two hundred illustrations from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition and from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First trade edition. Theodore Roosevelt declined to run for reelection as President of the United States in 1908. Partly as a vacation, partly to avoid the press as his friend William Howard Taft set up a new administration, and partly for self-promotion, T.R. set out for Africa to hunt big game and collect specimens for a future exposition at the Smithsonian. Scribner's magazine underwrote the trip by paying $50, 000 for the twelve articles that eventually became this striking record of early 20th century African culture and natural history. Tall octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with decorative gilt stamping. Internally crisp and clean. The spine is a touch sun faded, with a quarter-inch split to the spine head and a smaller nick to the spine heel; else tight, attractive, and very good.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. "One of the most famous of all big-game hunting epics, this, with its larger than life sportsmen, was almost continuously in print until the 1930s. In British East Africa, Roosevelt hunted lion and plains game on the Kapiti Plains, while, in the Bondoni hill country, he collected rhinoceros and giraffe. On Juja Farm, his son Kermit faced leopard, while Teddy bagged rhino and hippopotamus. On the Kamiti River, buffalo were taken. Near the Sotik, additional rhino and lion were hunted, with elephant bagged near Mt. Kenia. On the Guaso Nyiro, giraffe and a variety of plains game were shot. Further adventures included hunting elephant near Lake Nyanza, rhino and plains game in the Lado, and eland on the Nile. Roosevelt's total bag was enormous even by the liberal standards of that era" (Czech, 138-39).
Good. Deluxe binding of the first trade edition with three-quarter brown leather over brick red cloth. Top edge gilt. Matching 1910 dates on copyright and title pages, Conkey-Hammonds seal on the copyright page. Good to Near Very Good. Original leather is rubbed at joints, corners and spine-ends. Previous owner name and date (1911) in ink on front pastedown. Top of page 255 has two minute tears (one-sixteenth-inch) and a short crease. Contents otherwise in nice shape, quite clean and bright, no foxing. Binding is solid.
Kermit Roosevelt. Good. Illustrated with photographs made by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition. Map. Wear to cloth, especially on front board. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Two water stains show on edges of some pages but do not affect text. Otherwise, a sound, tight copy of this large vol.
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