New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover, Deluxe Leather Edition. 6-3/4 x 9-3/4", 3/4 maroon leather, mauve cloth boards, raised bands, top-edge gilt, xxiii, 583pp, apps., index. Item #900337
First Edition. With more than 200 illustrations from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition, and from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin. With W. B. Conkey slug copyright page. Chronicle of a scientific expedition to East Africa undertaken on behalf of the Smithsonian by former President Theodore Roosevelt in 1909 tasked with the collection of bird, mammal, reptile, plant and big game specimens for the museum. He was accompanied by his son Kermit, who took photographs of the expedition, and several prominent naturalists, hunters, and journalists.
Tiny ink owner's name top of first free endpaper and a few random stains to leaves and cloth, and a bit of rubbing to edges of leather. A very good, tight, square and attractive copy of this desirable book