Lot 281: Africa.- Roosevelt (Theodore) African Game Trails, 1st ed., sgd. pres. copy from author, New York, 1910.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Africa.- Roosevelt (Theodore) African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist, first edition, signed presentation copy from the author to W.N.McMillan with note "To W.N.MacMillan [sic] with the heartiest thanks both to him and to dear Mrs. MacMillan from their friend Theodore Roosevelt Sept. 20th 1910" tipped in at half-title, portrait frontispiece, numerous plates and illustrations, upper hinge cracked, original pictorial olive green cloth, very slightly rubbed at edges, [Czech p.138], 8vo, New York, 1910; and with ⁂ W.N.McMillan built the McMillan Library in Nairobi. Chapter 5 is devoted to Roosevelt's stay with the McMillans at Juja Farm outside Nairobi, where his son Kermit shot a leopard.