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.
Near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. An account of the African wanderings of an American Hunter / Naturalist. 534 pp, ill. 1910. First Edition of this famous hunting book. Very nice vg+ to near fine copy.
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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