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+ 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.
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