Lot 54: Signed book: American Big–Game Hunting. First edition. NY: Forest and Stream Publishing, 1893. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 345 pages. Signed neatly on the first free end page in black ink by Roosevelt, who adds a lengthy inscription to Bellamy Storer, a US Representative from Ohio, dated November 1893, in full: "Do you remember sending me your subscription to the B. & C. club? (a much larger subscription than you were expected to give). Well, it was the first I r'ceived; and had it not been for the example you set I might never have been able to get out this volume at all." Autographic condition: fine, with trivial soiling. Book condition: VG-/None, with a cracked front hinge. Founded in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell, the Boone and Crockett Club championed the hunting principles of the 'fair chase,' helped revive a once-decimated buffalo population at Yellowstone, and successfully promoted the expansion and protection of national parks—key pieces of Roosevelt's legacy.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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