Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter
AS HUNTER AND NATURALIST
next morning we were off before the sun had risen high enough to take
away the cool freshness from the air. This day we travelled several
miles before we saw our first coyote. It was on a huge, gently sloping
stretch of prairie, which ran down to the creek on our right. We were
travelling across it strung out in line when the coyote sprang up a good
distance ahead of the dogs. They ran straight away from us at first.
Then I saw the coyote swinging to the right toward the creek and I
half-wheeled, riding diagonally to the line of the chase..."
FIRST EDITION, illustrated with frontispiece portrait and 48
photographic plates, of
's interesting collection of anecdotes about his hunting experiences.
Contains evocative descriptions of the American countryside and well as
exciting and informative details about
the thrill of the chase.
Outdoor Pastimes of an American
Hunter "is one of the very few instances of a book written by a
President of the United States and published during his term in
office... Mr. Roosevelt's literary method in treating of outdoor
subjects is well known. It is characterized by a thorough-going purpose
to do something more than merely narrate the author's personal
adventures. The real groundwork of all Mr. Roosevelt's writing on these
subjects is the broad, scientific method of the naturalist; and a
naturalist Mr. Roosevelt preeminently is... Interest in his present book
will no doubt be heightened by the fact that many of the
illustrations are from photographs taken by the President himself or by
members of his family" (The American Monthly Review of Reviews,
: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. Quarto, original brown
wear to original cloth and a hint of fading to spine; a near fine copy.