While he is best known for being the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt is also remembered for his immense love of nature, animals, and game hunting. "African Game Trails" is Roosevelt's memoirs about a hunting trip to Africa that he took with his son Kermit in 1908. In the text, he vividly describes the country in exotic detail. In full detail, he depicts the enthusiastic thrill of the hunt as well as the beauty of the animals he tracked. He also portrays his interactions with other famous game hunters ...
While he is best known for being the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt is also remembered for his immense love of nature, animals, and game hunting. "African Game Trails" is Roosevelt's memoirs about a hunting trip to Africa that he took with his son Kermit in 1908. In the text, he vividly describes the country in exotic detail. In full detail, he depicts the enthusiastic thrill of the hunt as well as the beauty of the animals he tracked. He also portrays his interactions with other famous game hunters such as Major Boyd Cunningham and Frederick Selous, who is known as one of the last big game hunters in Africa. As a naturalist, Roosevelt was immensely interested in the native flora and fauna of East Africa. He included descriptions of fascinating plants and animals that are only found on the continent, introducing the natural landscape of Africa to readers who had never seen it. Roosevelt was a firm believer in portraying wildlife as naturally as possible; he even wrote a number of essays denouncing anthropomorphism in literature. He wanted his works to be as realistic and life-like as possible, so that "African Game Trails" is a true representation of the beauty and majesty that Roosevelt saw during his trip to East Africa. His adventures in the untamed jungles of the continent are as thrilling now as they were when the book was first published in the early twentieth century.
Goodwin, Philip R. (drawings); Roosevelt, Kermit & others (photos) Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 583pp. incl. index; HB brwn. w/blk. &gilt-pic. cover; some rub &scuff on covers; lt. wear on edges&corners; bookplate, ft. pastedwn.; ft. hinge cracked&loose; PONft. endpaper; slight tan w/clean, tight pgs. "An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist" illus.
Good. 6 1/2 x 9, 529 pgs, bYw photos. Roosevelt's monumental Africa work of his safari with Kermit and others in pursuit of lion, rhino, Cape Buffalo, elephant, plus observations on natural history. Ex-library, rebound.
Fine. Dust Jacket Included. AFRICAN GAME TRAILS. St. Martin's Press, N.Y. 1988 reprint of T.R. 's famous work. From the Peter Capstick reprint series, 583 pages, illustrated with B & W photographs and drawings. Dust jacket, Very Fine. $25.00.
Good. xxiii, 583 pages illustrations, plates (some color). Original pictorial cloth, gilt. Minor soiling to spine, wear to extremities. Owners stamp to pastedown and a few pages. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
Very Good. 1987. 559 pages. Black leather with gilt titling and decoration, fine. Spine square. Binding sound. Gilt page edges. Marbled paper endsheets. Small prior owner's bookplate to ffep. Text clean and bright, free of marks.
Fine. No Jacket. Nice clean book, no marks. The book may have a fashionable, but easily removeable, used sticker on it. We are real people in a real bookstore. Contact us with any questions (preferably about books). Nice clean book, tight binding, no marks. Leather bound. Ribbon markers.
Very Good- Easton Press, Collector's Edition. bound in bonded leather with raised bands, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon bookmark bound in. Easton Press bookplate affixed to verso ffep with PO name in ink with no other previous owership marks. binding very lightly shaken but solid, mild scuffing to top gilt page edges with light rubbing to bottom edges, no other flaws of note.
None jacket. Hardcover. 529 pages, special edition of book printed for members of the Theodore Roosevelt Classics Library of Hunting & Outdoore Adventure, frontispiece, over 40 b&w plates, leatherbound with gilt lettering on cover and spine, raised bands on the spine, gilted page ends, previous owner's label to front endpaper. Book in great condition.
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