Signed limited edition of Big Game Hunting by Theodore Roosevelt.
Large quarto, xxix, 323pp, viii, 476pp. Publisher’s full brown morocco, title in gilt on spine, decorative gilt illustrations on covers, rebacked in leather with raised bands and using original leather spine labels. Marbled endpapers, gilt-ruled turn-ins. Uncut leaves, top edge gilt. Text block resewn to stabilize, reinforced hinges. Complete with 55 full-page illustrations, all with tissue covers. (Wheelock, 7) (Cole & Vail, A17b) From a limited edition of 1000 copies, all signed by President Theodore Roosevelt beneath portrait on frontispiece. This is number 39 of 1000. A scarce example of the full morocco binding of Big Game Hunting.
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.