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.
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.
Fine. Larger and heavy octovo hardcover with Ostrich leather spine over maroon boards, top edge gilt, very tight and square spine/binding, pages are very bright and unmarked and unfoxed, unworn covers, else FINE, the finest copy seen in 25 years. Contains many photos/illustrations most taken by Kermit Roosevelt, and a full-page map. This is both a natural history exploration, a la Stanley and also an exciting story (written as a series of articles submitted to magazines? ) of big game hunting.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 529pp pages.
Very Good+ No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Signed by Author Deluxe two-volume edition, limited to 500 copies, in very good condition. Classic work by the American President on his trip through East Africa, with fifty drawings, photographs, and maps. 3/4 pigskin over paper boards. Approx. 10" tall. Printed on hand-made Ruisdael paper with rough edges. Copy #193, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt without inscription. Leather spine shows light rubbing; v.2 has a chip out of the bottom, partially reglued. Corners are square with light wear. Binding is tight. Hinges are brittle but uncracked except for a slight separation of the front hinge of v.1. See photos. Pages are clean, securely bound, and unmarked. Set will be carefully packed and shipped with insurance and signature confirmation. A great addition to the Teddy Roosevelt enthusiast's collection!
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