This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...was in at the death of the great Southern herds in 1877, and had a good deal of experience in buffalo hunting; and once or ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...was in at the death of the great Southern herds in 1877, and had a good deal of experience in buffalo hunting; and once or twice was charged by old bulls, but never had any difficulty in either evading the charge or else killing the brute as it came on. My cousin, john Roosevelt, also had one adventure with a buffalo, in which he received rather a fright. He had been out on foot with a dog and had severely wounded a buffalo bull, which nevertheless, with the wonderful tenacity of life and ability to go over apparently inaccessible places that this species shows, managed to clamber up a steep, almost perpendicular, cliff. My cousin climbed up after it, with some difficulty; on reaching the top he got his elbows over and drew himself up on them only to find the buffalo fronting him with lowered head not a dozen feet off. Immediately upon seeing him it cocked up its tail and came forward. He was clinging with both hands to the edge and could not use his rifle; so, not relishing what was literally a tete-ct-tete, he promptly let go and slid or rather rolled head over heels to the foot of the cliff, not hurting himself much in the sand, though of course a good deal jarred by the fall. The buffalo came on till its hoofs crumbled the earth at the brink, when the dog luckily got up and distracted its attention; meanwhile, my cousin, having bounced down to the bottom, picked himself up, shook himself, and finding that nothing was broken, promptly scrambled up the bluff at another place a few yards off and shot his antagonist. When my cattle first came on the Little Missouri three of my men took a small bunch of them some fifty miles to the south and there wintered with them on what were then the outskirts of the buffalo range, the herds...
Poor/No Jacket. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding is loose, broken. Select pages are loose from binding but still included. Poor condition due to broken binding. Discounted reading copy. Sold AS-IS. (A32)
Very Good. No Jacket. Book. 16mo-over 5¾-6¾" tall. Light wear to boards. Name. Binding tight and square. Pages clean and free of writing or marks. This book belonged to Maj. James H. McCall, Chief Surgeon of Tennessee in the early 1900s.
Very Good. New York / London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885. Presidential edition. Hardcover. 328 pp. Very good, no jacket as issued. Rubbed at edges with sunned spine, a piece of tape at the head. "Theodore Roosevelt" rubbed off from spine label. Previous owner's name stamped to front pastedown and center of page 49.
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