Published by Longmans, Green And Co, London, 1903. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Very good original green cloth gilt with an tissue guarded black and white frontispiece and a further forty-eight black and white illustrations. There is a gilt stamped design of Author on horseback jumping a fence to the upper cover. There are NO previous names or inscriptions present. With some foxing to the pre-lim pages. Binding remains firm with no hinge weakness and with no loose leaves. Slight rubbing to the cloth and gilt titles to spine dulled. First UK Edition of this classic hunting title and is a very decent copy .
Roosevelt liked to chase deer with horses and hounds: 'To be able to ride through woods and over rough country at full speed, rifle or shotgun in hand, and then to leap off and shoot at a running object is to show that one has the qualities which made the cavalry of Forrest so formidable in the Civil War.' This volume also contains an excellent chapter on 'Books on Big Game' in which Roosevelt reveals his admiration for two other giants among deer hunters: Judge Caton and T.S. Van Dyke" (Wegner, 234).
- Jacket Condition: N/A
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 8 Vo