"We had a long distance to make that day, and after leaving the grain fields travelled pretty steadily": First Edition of Theodore Roosevelts Hunting Trips Of A Ranchman
Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains.
Item Number: 109426
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1886.
First edition of Roosevelt’s stories of sport hunting on the Northern Cattle Plains. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, patterned endpapers, illustrated with 26 full-page engravings by A.B. Frost, R. Swain Gifford, J.C. Beard, Fannie E. Gifford, and Henry Sandham including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt in hunting attire. In near fine condition.
“Midway through Roosevelt’s third term [in the New York State Assembly] in 1884, his wife died after giving birth to a daughter. He immersed himself in legislative matters to the end of the session, then sought solace on his ranch in western Dakota—‘a land of vast silent spaces, a place of grim beauty… For a while the 25-year-old widower considered a life of ranching, hunting, and writing. He expanded his cattle operation, published Hunting Trips of a Ranchman” (ANB).