African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist
New York: Scribner's, 1910. 585 pp. including index. Red cloth over boards with three-quarter brown leather in a deluxe binding of the first trade edition, front board almost detached with some splitting at the spine of the rear board, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, over wear and rubbing to the cover, top edge gilt, both dates on the title page and copyright match as 1910, seal on the copyright page of Conkey Hammonds, black and white photographs throughout, some water stains to fore-edges but no effect on the text, browning and stains to a few page edges and a tear to the last page of the index, otherwise a nice copy in very good condition.
This book contains the chronicles of President Theodore Roosevelt's African expedition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution to collect specimens for the Smithsonian's new Natural History Museum. In the name of science, Roosevelt trapped or killed approximately 11,397 animals, met many native people and local leaders and also collected flora and fauna over a 10 month period.