New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publisher, 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp. 316 plus 7pp. ads; brown cloth, gilt; Wright #2124; A good or better copy with moderate wear at edges and spine ends. Good +. Item #13311
Barnwell was the uncle of Theodore Roosevelt. They lived in identical houses built side by side on E. 20th St. in New York. Robert was an early conservationist and wrote several books on field sports. His influence on the young TR can not be over emphasized given TR's commitment to conservation as a sportsman, reformer and President. This copy inscribed on a preliminary to a J. C. Rockhill by the author also a two page autographed letter signed (Als.) from the author to "John" congratulating him on his marriage. Barnwell says he has been off duck shooting in the South but hopes to meet the new bride soon. He sent this copy of his newest book as it contains much good information for the married man. A scarce book as well.