Roosevelt, Theordore. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. Signed and Numbered Limited Edition.
This is a signed limited edition of Roosevelt’s classic work, Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter. This is one of 260 numbered Limited Edition copies signed by Roosevelt; this printing is numbered 193. The book is complete with forty-nine full-page photographic plates.
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, was a writer, historian, explorer, hunter, soldier, conservationist, a principal architect of the U.S. national park system. Robert Bridges, in his book Theodore Roosevelt as Author and Contributor (Scribner’s, 1919), relates the genesis of this book:
This book contains accounts of his hunting trips in the West, his impressions of and experiences in Yellowstone Park, and a chapter on books about big game hunting. Roosevelt built a lasting legacy in the conservation movement; he continually championed the compatibility of hunting wildlife and the protection of wildlife and wilderness.
A year after this book was published, President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national monument under the Antiquities Act in 1906, which protected Devils Tower, a well-known geological formation in Crook County, Wyoming. Before President Roosevelt left office in 1909 he signed proclamations establishing eighteen national monuments. Six were created primarily to preserve historic and prehistoric structures, twelve were created primarily to preserve "other objects . . . of scientific interest".
Numbered 193/ 260. Printed on ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press. Photogravure frontispiece of Roosevelt, illustrated throughout. Bound in full leather, gilt titles and elaborate tooling to the spine, and decorative endpapers. Old bookplate pasted to inside front cover. Internally clean pages. Forty-nine full-page photographic plates, each with a captioned tissue guard, all intact.