Kivet of the Bush.
Item Number: 309
Bloemfontein: A C White, 1950.
First edition. Octavo. A very good copy in a near fine bright dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
"Houston, Tranquility Base her. The Eagle has landed": Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon; Inscribed by Alan Shepard
Atlanta: Turner Publishing, 1994.
First edition, second printing of Shepard and Slayton’s story of the human drama behind the lunar race between two superpowers. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Inscribed by Alan Shepard on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1914.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated from photographs taken by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition, frontispiece with tissue-guard; 3 maps, including 1 folding in the rear. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Frederic A. Ames, a first-class American, with all good wishes, from Theodore Roosevelt June 14th 1918.” The recipient, Frederic Ames was an early American automobile manufacturer in Owensboro, Kentucky, from 1910 to 1925. A beetle-backed “gentleman’s roadster” and a five passenger tourer were the first models offered for sale by the company. The company also produced replacement bodies for the Ford Model T. At its peak the company produced approximately 30,000 vehicles. In near fine condition with light toning to the spine. One of the more difficult titles in the Roosevelt canon to find signed and inscribed, and with such a warm inscription.
"Men used to have stronger vital sap than now; that was in the days when all countries were inhabited...": First Edition of Across Arctic America: Narrative of the Firth Thule Expedition; Lengthily Inscribed by Knud Rasmussen
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
First edition of this classic narrative of Rasmussen’s journey across Arctic America. Octavo, original cloth, map endpapers, frontispiece, with 64 illustration, four maps. Lengthily inscribed by the author on verso of frontispiece, “For S. D. Green, Philadelphia, U.S.A. “Men used to have stronger vital sap than now; that was in the days when all countries were inhabited. Then things were done that we do not understand now, and the eye saw things which are hidden from us. But the tongue has carried down the experiences of the old men to us, whose vital sap is more diluted. The Eskimo Knud Rasmussen Nov. 1927.” In near fine condition. A unique inscription.
New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1927.
First edition of this early travelogue by the author of The U.S.A. Trilogy. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrations in color from paintings by Dos Passos. Boldly signed by John Dos Passos on the front free endpaper. In very good condition, lacking the rare dust jacket.