First edition. Large 8vo. xiv, 472 pp. Illustrated from line drawings, plates, chapter-head vignettes. Phillips, p. 322. Heller 311: "Chapters on hunting blacktail and whitetail deer, wapiti, prong-buck, mountain sheep and goat, caribou, moose, bison, and peccary in Texas, black and grizzly bear, cougar, and wolves." Gee "Sportsman's Library, " p. 63. Wegner, p. 234. Two half-inch tears at head of spine, but a good solid copy. Original brown and gilt-stamped decorated tan cloth (soiled). (7405)
Fine. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. The Presidential Edition. 1893 at copyright page and following introduction; no other dates. Beige buckram (cloth) boards, spine titles tan label, lt. shelf wear. Pages fine; no writing. Frontispiece plate of "The Death of the Grizzly" by A. B. Frost. Semi-glossy, red-brown top-stain. Bind fine, square; hinges fully intact. Charmingly entertaining variety of illustrations and symbols at the chapter heads and tails. Near fine example. Splendid account of TR's hunting expeditions throughout North America, intermingled with observations of natural history and legends and lore of the chase. While writing his hugely successful and large work, "the Winning of the West", Roosevelt wrote this account derived from his experiences of big-game hunting in the Western U.S.A. Includes a appendix and index. 472 pages. Insured post.
Good. TRUE 1ST EDITION with decorated beige cloth with an antelope's head in gilt at center of the board, gilt lettering on the spine and brown lettering on the board and chapter headers in brown. Binding is solid and intact. Exterior is soiled with slight bumping/fraying at corners. Previous owner's name and purchase details (dated '94) in pencil; several instances of pencilled lines next to passages in text.
Good+ with no dust jacket. First Edition; 2nd Issue, with chapter headings in black. Green cloth black lettering and gilt decoration on front board, and gilt lettering, decoration on spine. Spine sunned; gilt is somewhat faded, but quite readable. Spine extremities and corners a lightly rubbed, with just a bit of bumping. Some wear at tip of bottom front corner. Very light surface rubbing. Front hinge cracked at title page. Some soil at bottom corner of front pastedown, with cloth lifting a bit at bottom inner corner. Inked owners name on front flyleaf; states "Christmas 1900". Page edges a bit age-toned. Some spotting to page bottom edges. Else pages clean. B&W illustrations.; B&W Illustrations; 472 pages.
Teddy Roosevelt's inscription is blotchy, particularly the word "Theodore, " but is still quite attractive. Front hinge is cracked but tight; the spine label is tanned and scuffed with mild soiling to the covers. Very Good. Original buckram with printed paper label on spine; xiv, 472 pages. The Presidential Edition; illustrated with a frontispiece plate and drawings at the chapter heads and tails. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author as President on the front free endpaper: "To/Master Roger Shaw/from a fellow lover of nature/Theodore Roosevelt/June 15th 1908." Tipped to the front pastedown is a 1908 a TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) from a Secretary to the President, on White House stationery, enclosing this book. Tipped to the rear pastedown is a 1939 TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) from Eleanor Roosevelt (addressed to the same recipient) on White House stationery giving thanks for sympathy expressed over the death of Roosevelt's nephew.
A. B. Frost, Henry Sandham, J. Carter Beard, Frederick Remington, and Harry Eaton. Covers soiled and marked, tight. Spine darkened, gilt still strong, with some chipping at the spine tips. Good or better and an Association Copy of the first order. Small quarto (6" x 9-1/4") in the original gilt-decorated cream cloth with brown lettering on the front cover; xvi, 472 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece plate, drawings at the chapter heads and tails, and 23 full-page plates by A. B. Frost, Henry Sandham, J. Carter Beard, Frederick Remington, and Harry Eaton. This trade edition preceded the limited edition of 200 copies, per a "Notice" that is tipped in before the frontispiece announcing that the limited edition is in preparation. A monumental Association Copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To my beloved friend, /Jacob A. Riis; /may you enjoy the/northwoods as much as I/enjoyed the great plains/& the Rockies! /Theodore Roosevelt/July 1901." The number "14" has been inserted after the word "July, " possibly by Roosevelt. Laid in is a pass made out to Riis for a Roosevelt Reception aboard the U.S. Revenue Steamer Androscoggin on 18 June 1910. Of Jacob Riis, his lifelong friend, Roosevelt remarked in his AUTOBIOGRAPHY: "I am tempted to call [him] the best American I ever knew." In 1904 Riis published a biography of his good friend titled THEODORE ROOSEVELT: THE CITIZEN. Jacob Riis, among the most dedicated advocates for America's oppressed and downtrodden, arrived in New York from his native Denmark at the age of 21 in 1870. A pioneer in photojournalism, Riis photographed and wrote about the slums and tenements of a New York in the dawn of a new century. Riis came to Roosevelt's attention through his 1890 book HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES. As Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, Roosevelt accompanied Riis on his evening travels through the slums and witnessed firsthand the inhumane conditions endured by many of New York's inhabitants. In his 1901 book MAKING OF AN AMERICAN, Riis wrote of Roosevelt: "It could not have been long after I wrote HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES that he came to the Evening Sun office one day looking for me. I was out and he left his card merely writing on the back of it that he had read my book and had 'come to help'. That was all, and it tells the whole story of the man. I loved him from the day I first saw him; nor ever in all the years that have passed has he failed of the promise made then. No one ever helped as he did. For two years, we were brothers on Mulberry Street." Roosevelt, in turn, wrote of Riis after his death: "It is difficult for me to write of Jacob Riis only from the public standpoint. He was one of my truest and closest friends. I have ever prized the fact that once, in speaking of me, he said, 'since I met him he has been my brother. ' I have not only admired and respected him beyond measure, but I have loved him dearly...and I mourn him as if he were one of my own family."
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