Signed limited edition of Big Game Hunting by Theodore Roosevelt.
Large quarto, xxix, 323pp, viii, 476pp. Publisher’s three-quarter brown morocco, marbled boards, title in gilt on spine, raised bands. Uncut leaves, top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Rebacked with original spine laid down and hinges reinforced. Ownership inscription on front flyleaf, small bookseller’s label on verso of rear free endpaper. Previous ownership bookplate on front pastedown, from the library of Edward Francis Carry, President of Pullman Company. From a limited edition of 1000 copies, all signed by President Theodore Roosevelt beneath frontispiece portrait. This is number 277 of 1000. Complete with 55 full-page illustrations. (Wheelock, 7) (Cole & Vail, A17b) An attractive example.
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.