C. Scribner's Sons. 1914 New York, 1st edn, 2 vols., 798 total pp, illus, drawings by Philip Goodwin, 40 maps, tissue-guard frontis. A FINE set with the leather spine labels in FINE condition; it is virtually impossible to find a set with leather spine labels 100% intact. In addition, the set has WITH DUST JACKETS!!!! Condition of the jackets; edge wear top and bottom, outer hinges show wear, one front panel has a triangular piece missing of about 3 x 2 inches otherwise complete save for edge wear. Printed spine labels intact. We have never offered this set with jackets and we have only seen one set with jackets in the last 20 years. Item #002355
After Theodore Roosevelt came back from his famous safari and he had finished writing AFRICAN GAME TRAILS, he decided to publish an in-depth work on the East African game animals together with Edmund Heller. And what a thorough job they did! All animals of this area are covered. Much harder to obtain than his other books and with good reason! Czech: "Published four years after the well-publicized Smithsonian African expedition, which Roosevelt headed and Heller accompanied, this massive work details the species bagged on that adventure, as well as other specimens taken on safaris by the likes of Rainey, Tjader, Powell-Cotton, and others. While most of the text is of a zoological nature, there are plenty of hunting anecdotes supplied by the authors and such note-worthies as A.E. Pease. The numerous maps show game distribution in Africa, and there is a good bibliography of sporting, natural history, and exploration works."