While he is best known for being the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt is also remembered for his immense love of nature, animals, and game hunting. "African Game Trails" is Roosevelt's memoirs about a hunting trip to Africa that he took with his son Kermit in 1908. In the text, he vividly describes the country in exotic ...
While he is best known for being the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt is also remembered for his immense love of nature, animals, and game hunting. "African Game Trails" is Roosevelt's memoirs about a hunting trip to Africa that he took with his son Kermit in 1908. In the text, he vividly describes the country in exotic detail. In full detail, he depicts the enthusiastic thrill of the hunt as well as the beauty of the animals he tracked. He also portrays his interactions with other famous game hunters such as Major Boyd Cunningham and Frederick Selous, who is known as one of the last big game hunters in Africa. As a naturalist, Roosevelt was immensely interested in the native flora and fauna of East Africa. He included descriptions of fascinating plants and animals that are only found on the continent, introducing the natural landscape of Africa to readers who had never seen it. Roosevelt was a firm believer in portraying wildlife as naturally as possible; he even wrote a number of essays denouncing anthropomorphism in literature. He wanted his works to be as realistic and life-like as possible, so that "African Game Trails" is a true representation of the beauty and majesty that Roosevelt saw during his trip to East Africa. His adventures in the untamed jungles of the continent are as thrilling now as they were when the book was first published in the early twentieth century.
Goodwin, Philip R. (drawings); Roosevelt, Kermit & others (photos) Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 583pp. incl. index; HB brwn. w/blk. &gilt-pic. cover; some rub &scuff on covers; lt. wear on edges&corners; bookplate, ft. pastedwn.; ft. hinge cracked&loose; PONft. endpaper; slight tan w/clean, tight pgs. "An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist" illus.
Good. 6 1/2 x 9, 529 pgs, bYw photos. Roosevelt's monumental Africa work of his safari with Kermit and others in pursuit of lion, rhino, Cape Buffalo, elephant, plus observations on natural history. Ex-library, rebound.
Fine. Dust Jacket Included. AFRICAN GAME TRAILS. St. Martin's Press, N.Y. 1988 reprint of T.R. 's famous work. From the Peter Capstick reprint series, 583 pages, illustrated with B & W photographs and drawings. Dust jacket, Very Fine. $25.00.
Very Good. No Jacket. Large Octavo. Reprint of the classic hunting tale, done in full leather, Easton Press style, for a series of Roosevelt reprints. Hardcover, full brown leather, gilt titling & decoration, all edges gilt. Light wear, no jacket as issued, minor edge ding, scratch to top edge. Text clean; xv, , 529 pages; index, appendices, b/w photos.
Good. xxiii, 583 pages illustrations, plates (some color). Original pictorial cloth, gilt. Minor soiling to spine, wear to extremities. Owners stamp to pastedown and a few pages. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
None jacket. Hardcover. 529 pages, special edition of book printed for members of the Theodore Roosevelt Classics Library of Hunting & Outdoore Adventure, frontispiece, over 40 b&w plates, leatherbound with gilt lettering on cover and spine, raised bands on the spine, gilted page ends, previous owner's label to front endpaper. Book in great condition.
Very Good. Octavo. 676pgs. Brown decorative boards with embossed gilt lion on front panels. frontispieces w/tissue guards. 12 illustrations, (plus map in Volume 1) Rubbing to the upper and lower spine edges. Internally fine, unmarked copy. In 1908 Roosevelt took a long safari holiday in East Africa with his son Kermit. His account of this adventure is as remarkably fresh today as it was when these adventures on the veldt were first published. Roosevelt describes the excitement of the chase, the people he met (including such famous hunters as Cunninghame and Selous), and flora and fauna he collected in the name of scien.
VG. 1924 edition, bound in green cloth with gold spine lettering, 16 b&w pl ates + map. A VG copy, volume 2 has a slight bend or crease on the bo ttom 1/3 of the front board else the set has clean bindings with good paper & hinges.
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