Charles Scribner's & Sons. 1910 New York, 2 volumes,1-268 & 269-529pp, illus, map, limited to 500 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press, signed by Theodore Roosevelt. Very good ordinal bindings with pig skin leather and paper boards, top and bottom spines slightly worn, corners slightly worn, no book plates previous owner signatures. A very honest unaltered or repaired set. Item #002336
Safaris to the Dark Continent where almost unheard of till Teddy Roosevelt embarked on his giant safari in 1909. Employing hundreds of porters the safari lasted for months on end and covered Kenya, Uganda and the Southern Sudan. Several professional white hunters were employed such as F.C. Selous, Bill Judd and others. After Roosevelt returned to the US an enormous amount of publicity was created on safaris world wide. The Teddy Roosevelt expedition can truly be viewed as the starting point of the modern safaris. This is the best edition of AFRICAN GAME TRAILS issued, signed by Theodore Roosevelt!