African Game Trails. An Account of the Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist
first editionoriginal green cloth pictorially stamped in yellow, grays, black and white, lettered in gilt
by ROOSEVELT Theodore
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1910. First edition. original green cloth pictorially stamped in yellow, grays, black and white, lettered in gilt. Edges and spine ends a little rubbed, else fine. Quarto. Profusely illustrated with photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition, also with drawings by Philip R. Goodwin I speak of Africa and golden joys"; the joy of wandering through lonely lands; the joy of hunting the mighty and terrible lords of the wilderness, the cunning, the wary, and the grim. ... These things can be told. But there are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. There is delight in the hardy life of the open, in long rides rifle in hand, in the thrill of the fight with dangerous game. Apart from this, yet mingled with it, is the strong attraction of the silent places, of the large tropic moons, and the splendor of the new stars; where the wanderer sees the awful glory of sunrise and sunset in the wide waste spaces of the earth, unworn of man, and changed only by the slow change of the ages through time everlasting. -Theodore Roosevelt in the foreword. (Inventory #: 33407)
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