"A strange place, a strange crowd this, sure sure enough, into which we suddenly dropped that April afternoon": First edition of Lincoln A. Lang's Ranching With Roosevelt
Ranching With Roosevelt by a Companion Rancher Lincoln A. Lang.
Lang, Lincoln A. [Theodore Roosevelt].$200.00
Item Number: 101397
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1926.
First edition of Lincoln A. Lang’s insightful work on the ranching days of Theodore Roosevelt and the history of the Badlands in the years after his departure. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, with 25 photographic illustrations including frontispiece. In near fine condition. A very sharp example.
Most of what we know about Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the Badlands of western North Dakota comes from his own considerable writings, including his Hunting Trips of a Ranchman (1885) and Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail (1888). Another valuable source of information on that period of history is Lincoln Lang’s 1926 Ranching with Roosevelt. Throughout the work Lang offers insights into the brief ranching days of Roosevelt in an admixture of sorrow, anger and longing, recounting the repeated attempts of man to bend the Badlands to his will.