Big Game Hunting Signed by Theodore Roosevelt Fancy Leather Limited Edition of 100
Item Number: 13794
26th President of the United States, as well as explorer, naturalist and author. Signed book: Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Great Plains. First edition, limited issue of 100 with this leather fanct binding, this edition was originaly numbered 99/1000, with only the first hundred copies had an ornate leather morocco binding with gilt as this one and is therefore extremely rare. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1899. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.25, 476 pages. Signed below the frontispiece three-quarter-length portrait of Roosevelt in his Rough Rider uniform, “Theodore Roosevelt.” Roosevelt was known for his love of big game, embarking on a long trip to Kenya shortly after the end of his presidency, from which he brought back over 11,000 animals to the Smithsonian and other national museums. Roosevelt's signature is in fine condition. The book retains its original leather binding with ornate bear head design on the front and back covers. The spine has been professionally replaced in a style and color matching the original. Repairs to the outside have been minimally and professionally executed, and limited to what was necessary to protect the integrity of the original materials. No restorations have been performed inside the book. It is exceptionally rare to find this First Edition signed Limited Issue in its original binding in any condition. This book is the limited printing of only 100 copies with a leather ornate binding. The more common version of this book had a simple cover and was printed in a run of a 1000 signed copies. The the textblock is tight and the interior is crisp and clean. Minor paper loss to the edges, especially near the front and back. The copious illustrations are striking, with no offsetting or fading. A very good and rare example.