Life-Histories of African Game Animals

With Illustrations From Photographs And From Drawings By Philip R. Goodwin, And With Forty Faunal Maps.

ROOSEVELT, Theodore / HELLER, Edmund

ROOSEVELT, Theodore Life-Histories of African Game Animals With Illustrations From Photographs And From Drawings By Philip R. Goodwin, And With Forty Faunal Maps.

John Murray, 1915.

First English edition. 8vo. Two volumes. Publisher's brown cloth, lettered gilt to the spine and with decoration printed in black to the upper panels. A photogravure frontispiece from drawings by Goodwin to each volume, forty-eight further plates after photographs and drawings, and forty faunal maps. A fine set, the cloth clean and bright, hinges perfect and internally fresh.

In 1909, outgoing President Theodore Roosevelt led the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African expedition through modern day Kenya, Congo, Uganda and South Sudan, collecting 23,151 specimens that took eight years to catalogue.
The present work, largely based on the larger mammals observed on the expedition is "a gem of a field of study decades ahead of its time in providing detailed natural-history accounts of all the larger mammals encountered on the expedition." (Darrin Lunde, The Naturalist, Theodore Roosevelt, 2016)

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