President Roosevelt's African safari in 1909, which was undertaken for the Smithsonian Museum, took about one year. During the course of the safari, TR sent dispatches of his hunts to Scribner's Magazine that were read by millions of people back in the States. These stories formed the basis of his book, African Game Trails, which was originally ...Read MorePresident Roosevelt's African safari in 1909, which was undertaken for the Smithsonian Museum, took about one year. During the course of the safari, TR sent dispatches of his hunts to Scribner's Magazine that were read by millions of people back in the States. These stories formed the basis of his book, African Game Trails, which was originally issued in book form in 1910. This Safari Press edition celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the greatest of all African hunts by an American president considered an icon of the hunting world.Read Less
Fair. xv, 529 pages, plates: illustrations; 25 cm. Poor binding. Publisher's pictorial cloth showing elephants on the African Savannah. Chip missing from spine cloth. Front board detached. Rear gutter weakened. Internally not that bad.
Roosevelt, Kermit et al and Goodwin, Philip R. (drawings) Poor. No dust jacket. No markings to text. Colorful illustrated cloth cover of lion attacking native w/hunter shooting the lion, Cover detached and frayed. Tears in some pages. Last illus. page loose Tape residue. Spine cover not pasted on. Back cover...
Fair. SALESMAN'S DUMMY. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Fair condition. Green cloth with gilt lettering, spine mounted on paste down. Split hinge, exposed in other places. Cloth soiled, rubbed and stained. Two pages chipped at corners. Rare.
First edition. Large octavo, three quarters brown morocco, gilt topstain. Illustrated throughout. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "Inscribed for Elbert-Ellis Linn with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt Nov 22nd 1910." Also included are two letters, one from Roosevelt's secretary and the other from the recipient. In very good condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very nice example with provenance. "One of the most famous of all big-game hunting epics, this, with its larger than life sportsmen, was almost continuously in print until the 1930s. In British East Africa, Roosevelt hunted lion and plains game on the Kapiti Plains, while, in the Bondoni hill country, he collected rhinoceros and giraffe. On Juja Farm, his son Kermit faced leopard, while Teddy bagged rhino and hippopotamus. On the Kamiti River, buffalo were taken. Near the Sotik, additional rhino and lion were hunted, with elephant bagged near Mt. Kenia. On the Guaso Nyiro, giraffe and a variety of plains game were shot. Further adventures included hunting elephant near Lake Nyanza, rhino and plains game in the Lado, and eland on the Nile. Roosevelt's total bag was enormous even by the liberal standards of that era" (Czech, 138-39).
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