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 ...Read MoreWhile 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.Read Less
Fair. Not Ex. Library. 531 pages clean w/ col. and b/w illus. Colorful illus. front cover, and backstrip are loose from book but attached to binding via the back cover, worn at at corners and h/f of spine. Otherwise tight text block is beginning separation at Appendix F. Incl. List of Game Shot With the Rifle, Appendices. Index. Priced relative to condition. No dust jacket, perhaps as issued. All items shipped within 2 business days and guaranteed. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Li.
Hardcover. Good+. Dark green cloth, 676 pages. A good set; light shelf cock to both, spine ends & corners lightly worn, covers dulled, title pages & frontis foxed; Vol. II dampmarked; still a good set.
2 Vol set. Stamped immitation leather, fine condition. Contents are clean, unmarked and tightly bound. Photo illustrated. " An account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist. 676 pgs.
Fair. This 1924 Hardover is still in fair condition. Volume has suffered some rather serious wear to the cover (which is discolored) and to the page edges, which are lightly water-stained. The interior pages are mostly clean and unmarked, however. Print on spine is faint. Binding is still in quite decent condition and the book holds together well for its age. North American Shipping Only.
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.
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