Very good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1920. Later Printing, VG, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8.", 409 pgs. Black cloth, gold gilt spine letters, embossed front cover designs. Dust foxing specks on top page ends and top edge area of front endpaper, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, tears, chips, etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fair hardcover, brown cloth with gilt title and lion's head device, front and rear hinges quite weak, spine partially chipped and repaired with tape, top and bottom of backstrip chipped, some dampstains along top margin and outer margins of first 63... xi, 369 pages. Photographs.
Paper a little aged; offsetting from inscription to the half-title page. Near Fine with a superb inscription in a lovely binding. Attractively bound in half red morocco leather and marbled boards with marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, and a gilt-lettered spine with gilt and blindstamp decorations and four raised bands. With the following SIGNED presentation as President by the author on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for/Mrs. Thomas Hastings/at the request of/David Gray/with a Merry Xmas from/Theodore Roosevelt/Dec. 25th 1905." Illustrated with plates. David Gray, related to the Roosevelts through marriage, was a friend, a lawyer, and a journalist who wrote sporting books, the best known being GALLOPS. In a letter to his son Kermit, Roosevelt said of Gray: "I always find something companionable in a man who cares both for the outside of a horse and the inside of a book."
Signed Limited edition. One of 260 numbered copies signed by Theodore Roosevelt, this is number 56. Printed on ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press. Photogravure frontispiece of Roosevelt, illustrated throughout. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and elaborate tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. "Like Audubon, William Elliott and Judge Caton, Roosevelt liked to chase deer with horses and hounds: 'To be able to ride through woods and over rough country at full speed, rifle or shotgun in hand, and then to leap off and shoot at a running object is to show that one has the qualities which made the cavalry of Forrest so formidable in the Civil War. ' This volume also contains an excellent chapter on 'Books on Big Game' in which Roosevelt reveals his admiration for two other giants among deer hunters: Judge Caton and T.S. Van Dyke" (Wegner, 234).
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