Highlights from Bauman Rare Books' new arrivals of rare sports and adventure books including:
* Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and On the Great Plains by Theodore Roosevelt
Signed limited first edition, number 853 of 1000 large-paper copies signed by Roosevelt beneath the frontispiece portrait, with 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Beard, Sanford and others, including four etchings by R. Swain Gifford and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations. This copy very handsomely bound by the publisher in full morocco with pictorial morocco onlays, including the cover emblem of a stag after an original design by Roosevelt.
* The Conquest of Everest by Sir John Hunt
First American edition of the official account of the first summit of Mount Everest, signed on the front free endpaper by Edmund Hillary and expedition members George Lowe and Charles Evans, and with a commemorative postcard signed by Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay and author John Hunt laid in. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches.
* Golf in America by James P. Lee
First edition of the first book to be published in the United States on golf, illustrated with 14 photographic plates (one a map of a golf course).