Lot 37 of 223:
Signed by President Roosevelt, finely bound  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$4,800
Estimate:
$5,000 - $8,000

Title:
Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Great Plains: Comprising "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter"
Author:
Roosevelt, Theodore
Place:
New York
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Date:
1899
Description:

[1], xxix, 323, viii, 476 pp. Illustrated with 55 plates after various artists including: Remington, Frost, Beard, Sanford and others, most engraved in wood, but includes 4 original etchings by R. Swain Gifford, with printed tissue-guards; plus photogravure frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt in a Rough Riders uniform. 27.1x20.3 cm (10¾x8"), finely bound at the Knickerbocker Press in full red levant morocco with inlaid cover emblems of a stag after an original design by Roosevelt, ruled in gilt, spine tooled and lettered in gilt with inlaid initials of the author in tan and green, raised bands; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; green levant morocco doublures with gun and cartridge-belt emblems inlaid in tan and brown green moiré silk endpapers. No. 853 of 1000 large paper copies, hand-numbered with Putnam's Sons facsimile autograph.

Signed by Roosevelt beneath the frontispiece photogravure portrait. Laid in is an early Newbegin's Books receipt for the book, Newbegin's label on recto of rear free endpaper. Bookplate of J. Wesley Ladd on front flyleaf.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine slightly sunned, one tender signature with a few sprung leaves resulting, some offsetting from bookplate; else near fine.
 
Item number:
305805
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