My African Safari. (Walter S. Carpenter, Jr.’s copy)
A pleasing copy of a late Roycrofters title. Carpenter was accompanied on his African big game hunting safari by the able-bodied famous white hunters, Don Ker and Sidney Downey, where he hunted buffalo, rhinoceros, and lion.
Robert Ruliph Morgan (R. R. M.) Carpenter (1877-1949) married into the Delaware DuPont family helping the company to expand and diversify beyond its traditional manufacturing of explosives. Carpenter steered the company into manufacturing one of DuPont’s first successful non-explosive products, “Fabrikoid”, which was a manner of artificial leather used in a variety of products in its time, including this book.
Walter S. Carpenter, Jr.‘s copy (author’s brother) with his bookplate; a printed Christmas card from the author and his wife; a real photo postcard with a portrait of Walter incorporated into the image and written and addressed to his wife.
Description: My African Safari. (Walter S. Carpenter, Jr.’s copy)
East Aurora: “Done into this book by the Roycrofters…” . First Edition. Small 8vo, patterned brown boards bound in DuPont “Fabrikoid”, frontispiece map, 34 pages, untrimmed, leaves unopened in French-fold style, brown silk ribbon. Illustrated with ten half-tones from photographs and in near fine condition.