African Game Trails

by Roosevelt, Theodore

Theodore Roosevelt declined to run for reelection as President of the United States in 1908. Partly as a vacation, partly to avoid the press as his friend Taft set up a new administration, (and partly for self-promotion), T.R. set out for Africa to hunt big game and collect specimens for a future exposition at the Smithsonian. Scribner's magazine underwrote the trip by paying $50,000 for twelve articles. It is these articles that eventually became African Game Trails.In April 1909, T.R. and his son Kermit arrived in Mombasa. With an entourage of 250 porters and guides, the Roosevelts spent a year snaking across British East Africa, into the Belgian Congo and back to the Nile, ending in Khartoum. This narrative is a straightforward chronicle of the trip, laced with tips on tracking and hunting African big game, and observations and opinions about Africa and its peoples, many of which are politically incorrect by today's standards. T.R. believed in the inferiority of most African peoples and recommended they be civilized by European rule.For the most part, however, African Game Trails is a book about big game hunting. Over the course of the year, the Roosevelts collected (i.e. shot) 1,100 specimens, including eleven elephants, twenty rhinoceroses, seventeen lions, twenty zebra, seven hippopotamuses, seven giraffes, and six buffalo. This was a different era, to be sure. In a way that makes the account all the more valuable. African Games Trails is well-written and rolls along easily, like a good, long, after-dinner story. It is also a striking record of early 20th-century African culture and natural history. It is great fun and highly recommended for the non-squeamish.

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Bound in pictorial full green cloth boards, gilt lettering (still sharp), contains over 200 illustrations from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and others and drawings by Phillip Goodwin, xxii 583 pages. Wear to head and heel of spine and along bottom edges of boards, small dent to top edge of rear board, some wear along spine edges.
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. After his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt traveled to Africa to collect specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. Small quarto (10 in. x 7 in.). gilt lettering with dual (bordering) elephant graphics in gilt to front board. One or two light scores to rear board. Some spotting and fading to… Read more about this item
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Third Edition, First Issue. Cloth. Very good. The third edition, first issue of African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt.. Octavo, xxiii, [1], 583pp. Original green ribbed cloth, title in gilt on spine and cover. Includes "Scribner's Seal" on copyright page. Frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. Some separation to endpaper at seam of front… Read more about this item
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition; octavo; pp; xv, (i), 529, appendices, index; gilt lettered brown cloth, top edge, gilt; frontispiece and forty-eight black and white illustrations from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and a map; Very good, a bright, tight, solid copy;. TR's post-presidential safari to Africa to collect specimens for… Read more about this item
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1910 Theodore Roosevelt 1ed African Game Trails HUNTING Expedition Illustrated "African Game Trails" is an engaging 20th-century book penned by Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. The narrative chronicles Roosevelt's thrilling hunting expedition across East Africa following his presidency. Along with his son Kermit and other members of the expedition, Roosevelt embarked on this adventure, hunting various game… Read more about this item
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