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23 Nov 2017 16:30 GMT

Roosevelt (Theodore)

AFRICAN GAME TRAILS (Signed by the author)

An account of the African wanderings of an American hunter- naturalist with illustrations from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition and from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin.

Published: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1910

Edition: First Edition

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First edition. 529 pages, photogravure frontispiece portrait - Mr. Roosevelt and one of his lions, 48 plates, map of Mr Roosevelt's route and hunting trips in Africa, pictorial brown cloth, titled gilt on upper cover and spine, which has now faded, top edge gilt, others uncut, starting to wear at the hinges, a very good copy.

Inscription on the front free end paper reads: To General Sir Reginald Wingate with the high regard of Theodore Roosevelt April 21st 1911

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999, page 238: One of the most famous of all big hunting epics, this, with its larger than life sportsmen, was almost continuously in print until the 1930's. In British East Africa Roosevelt hunted lion and plains game on the Kapiti Plains while in the Bondoni hill country, he collected rhino and giraffe. On Juja Fam, his son Kermit faced leopard, while Teddy bagged rhino and hippo. On the Kamiti River, buffalo were taken. Near the Sotik, additional rhino and lion were hunted with elephant collected near Mount 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 liberal standards of that ear.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (250 x 170 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
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