Signed limited edition of Big Game Hunting by Theodore Roosevelt.
Large quarto, xxix, 323pp, viii, 476pp. Original beige buckram boards, title in gilt over morocco spine labels, uncut pages. Top edge gilt. Light soiling to cloth, rubbing to spine, archival repair to rear hinge. Solid text block, which is often an issue with this heavy edition. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper, dated 1899. Complete with 55 illustrations, all with tissue covers. From a limited edition of 1000 copies, all signed by President Theodore Roosevelt beneath portrait on frontispiece. This is number 524 of 1000. (Wheelock, 7) (Cole & Vail, A17b)
The limited edition of Big Game Hunting was issued by the Knickerbocker Press in four separate bindings: full buckram, half morocco, full morocco and by special order in full levant. Big Game Hunting comprises writings titled “Hunting Trips of a Ranchman” and “The Wilderness Hunter,” with illustrations by artists such as Remington, Frost, Beard, Sanford and Gifford.