"This was certainly not good shooting, but neither was it as bad as it would seem to the man inexperienced in antelope hunting": First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's The Wilderness Hunter
The Wilderness Hunter: An Account Of The Big Game Of The United States And Its Chase With Horse, Hound And Rifle.
Item Number: 106520
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893.
First edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s American big game epic. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, illustrated with 24 full-page engravings after paintings including tissue-guarded frontispiece, engraved headpieces and tailpieces. In near fine condition. A very bright example.
When his first wife died in 1884, Theodore Roosevelt withdrew to his cattle ranch in western Dakota. There, he wrote Hunting Trips of a Ranchman (1885) and Thomas Hart Benton (1887) and began work on The Winning of the West (1889). He also penned this account of big-game hunting in the United States, with chapters on hunting lore, hunting with hounds, hunting the grizzly, and hunting from the ranch.