Beautifully illustrated by Remington, Roosevelt's celebration of the Old West recounts his adventures in the Dakota Badlands of the 1880s, from roundups to Indian encounters to hunting bighorn sheep.Beautifully illustrated by Remington, Roosevelt's celebration of the Old West recounts his adventures in the Dakota Badlands of the 1880s, from roundups to Indian encounters to hunting bighorn sheep.Read Less
Frederic Remington. Fair. No dust jacket. Covers soiled and bumped. Some inside pages loose. A good reading copy that looks its age. 186 p. Early ranch life: the round-up, frountier types, the sheriff's work on a ranch. Hunting Elk, Sheep, Goats.
b&w illus. Good/ No Dj. 186, Tall light brown cloth spine with light brown title. Darker brown decorative illustration on spine. First Edition, 2nd Issue. Wear to front hinge. Writing and stains on fep. Small stain on bottom of page edges. Pages are very bright in color. Slight wear to binding. Discoloration to exterior of boards/fading of color. Cloth fraying a bit at spine and corners.
Fine. Frontispiece portrait and 3 additional illustrations, all with lettered tissue guards. Rubricated title page, 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 black morocco and marbled boards with a decoratively gilt spine, t.e.g. New York: Scribner, 1914. A fine copy.
Good. First edition, the Century Company, 1888. Binding good, but is starting to weaken at top. Pages clean. Beautiful illustrations by Frederick Remington. Gilt edging. Cloth cover has some light sunfading. Photos available. This book is from a public library reference room-never circulated. Has number written in white pen on spine, other typical library markings.
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Frederic Remington. Very Good. Americana. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Brown/gilt embossed boards, decorative designed spine/rear cover. Gilt foredges, spine bumped, slight edgewear at corners, boards tight, some soiling to front. Interior quite pristine. Excellent copy in 2nd state brown cloth binding. American west at it's best. Folio-over 12"-15" tall.
Very Good. First issue in the original tan buckram binding with green and gilt stamping and beveled boards, all page edges gilt. A solid Very Good copy with boards somewhat soiled, minor wear to the spine ends and some pencil markings erased from the front end paper, otherwise a relatively clean tight copy. The first major work illustrated by Frederick Remington, who up until that point had only sketched for magazines. Remington would go on to become one of the most prominent artists of the American West. The book is based on Roosevelt's experiences ranching in the Dakota Badlands during the cattle boom of the 1880s. The book documents his everyday routine, herding, hunting and working the ranch, as well as his extraordinary exploits such as the capture of three outlaws and guarding them for 40 straight hours without sleep, while transporting them to trial. A fantastic early account of western life by an American icon and one closely associated with the tough western lifestyle. Very Good.
Book folio. 30.5cm, The First Edition, [iv], 186, [i]p., with 83 plates and illustrations by Remington, in the original publisher's tan book linen, pictorially decorated and lettered in gilt and green on front cover and spine, stamped decoratively in light green on rear cover, bevelled boards, all edges gilt, first issue binding, small slight soil mark on the upper cover otherwise a fine copy scarce in this condition. (cgc) A fine account of early ranch life in the Dakotas, it is the first important book to be illustrated by the great Frederic Remington, whose collaboration in the project had been insisted upon by his friend, the future president. The binding is one of the most attractive of American nineteenth century trade publications. -Howes R432. Adams, Herd 1951. Dykes, Remington 956.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Book Original pictorial cloth stamped in brown and gold (2nd state) very slight edge wear, with the original dust jacket, 186 pages, frontis, Remington illustrations, all edges gilt, minor wear to jacket. Very rare jacket, did its job as the cover of the book is exceptionally bright and clean. Herd 1951, Howes R432, Rader 2830, Merrill Aristocrat.
This was a wonderful read. Roosevelt writes in detail about his experiences and observations. He has keen observations about everything connected with cowboys and that era. I had to use a magnifying glass with the Time-Life edition but it was well worth the effort! You can tell that Theo R. was intelligent with a mature outlook. He kept his dignity. He had just lost his wife and mother and went West to recover.
Jul 7, 2011
Authentic American western history
I have always admired Teddy Roosevelt and this latest book here of mine is another reason I so admire this man. A "mans man", a through and through American patriot who lived and represented America's best ideals. It is clear through this book how the Western Ranch life he experienced here as contained in this book help to shape the great leader he already was and was too become for America. Buy it........read it..........and experiece one of America's great true tales of a time and people gone by.
Aug 9, 2007
Any books regarding hunting & ranch life by Teddy are wonderful reading. Quite a man & a very interesting life.
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