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
Very good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1920. Later Edition, Later Printing, VG, Hard Covers, Size=5.5"x8.", 676pgs(INDEX). 2 Volumes Complete. Black cloth, gold gilt spine letters, embossed front cover designs. Dust foxing specks on top page ends, volume 1 illustration opened roughly leaving 1/2" fore-edge magin chip, o. w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Texts and book covers VG+. Also has a map. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
VG+ to near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. An account of the African wanderings of an American Hunter / Naturalist. 534 pp, ill. First Edition of this famous hunting book. Very nice vg+ to near fine copy.
1. pp. 1. Description: 12 v. : ill.; 24-30 cm. Subjects: Subjects: Hunting--Africa, East. Africa, East--Description and travel. American periodicals. Abundantly photo illustrated throughout. Bound in paper-labelled buckram. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.
Very Good. No Jacket as Issued. Book. Signed by Author(s) Copy 268 of 500 SIGNED by President, Nobel Laureate Theodore Roosevelt. Deluxe Limited edition bound in three quarter pig skin leather over beige paper boards, deckled edges. The books carried by TR on his journey are listed and were all bound in pig skin leather for the trip. Illustrated throughout, all intact with tissue guards. Printed on Ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press. Slight damage to head of spine of volume 1 expertly repaired. Boards and corners are sharp, clean, near fine. Interior sharp, tight and clean aside from the end papers toned from contact with the leather corners as is typical of this set. Volume 1 has some additional toning on end papers. A very handsome copy.
An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist. 2 volumes, octavo (248 × 160 mm). Finely bound in deep brown full morocco by the Chelsea Bindery, title gilt to the spine, raised bands with dotted roll, gilt, single fillet panel to the compartments and boards, similar edge-roll, top edges gilt, the others uncut, double fillet rules to the turn-ins, pale cream endpapers. In matching brown cloth, plush-lined, leather-entry slipcase. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard to each, and 47 other similar plates, 8 of them from drawings by the great wildlife artist Philip R. Goodwin, the rest "from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition." Some light marginal browning in the prelims, barely perceptible blind stamps of Aurora College, Aurora, Illinois to the title pages, but a very clean set handsomely presented. Limited edition of 500 copies "printed on Ruisdael Paper by the De Vinne Press, " this number 106, signed by Roosevelt on the limitation leaf. Absenting himself from politics for a year, Roosevelt set off on an elaborate hunting trip to gather specimens for the Smithsonian. The huge party, including over 250 porters and guides, was partly underwritten by Scribner's who gave Roosevelt a $50, 000 commission for a series of 12 articles on the safari which form the basis of this book. The party crossed British East Africa, into the Belgian Congo, and traced the Nile across the Sudan to Khartoum. "One of the most famous of all big-game hunting epics, this, with its larger than life sportsmen, was almost continually in print until the 1930s ¿ Roosevelt's total bag was enormous even by the liberal standards of that era" (Czech). This edition described as "quite rare." Czech p. 238. SIGNED BY ROOSEVELT
Deluxe Limited. VG+ Signed by Author(s) 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. An account of the African Wanderings of the American Hunter-Naturalist. 1910 Scriber's New York. DELUXE edition limited to 500 copies. Printed on Ruisdael paper by the Devinne Press. Two volumes totally 529 pp. Ill. w tissue guards. Classic work by the American President on his tremendous African trip throughout East Africa. Deluxe ed. in half pigskin over paper boards. Internally this book is fine. The paper boards are vg+. There is almost no wear of leather at corners. Overall this is a solid vg+ copy (as in nicer than most copies we have seen) of a desirable, cornerstone work on East Africa and big game hunting.
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