New York: Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Octavo. Item #027419
284 pages, index. photographs taken by Kermit Roosevelt. Theodore Jr. has inscribed the following on the rear endsheets to Scotty Cockburn/ "with grateful memories of Munthrow/(?) and Luckenow, riding the pig/ bumpers of port, etc./" Theodore Roosevelt [Jr.]. It is also inscribed and double signed by he and his brother Kermit on the front endsheets. This was a scientific expedition for the purpose of collecting specimens of animal life for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. One of the major results was the confirmation of the Ovis Poli, a large wild sheep described by Marco Polo, but thought by later generations to be a myth. Here he has provided numerous photographs in the book to testify to their success. They traveled through the snow-capped Himalayas and the barren deserts of Turkestan. One of the great travel books in the tradition in the second quarter of the 20th Century. Bound in black cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt, two corners bumped, some light rubbing or staining. A very nice copy.