Hardback. Near Fine Condition book. Tight, bright, attractive copy with no markings to the book. Brown Leather-bound limited to 2500. Gold gilt embossed lettering and design to front cover and spine. As New Copy. Copy One.
First edition thus, a re-issue of the 1939 Derrydale Press original, with two new sections and illustrations, 1/950 copies signed by the author and by Rikhoff. Small 4to. xxix, (3), 306 pp. Line drawings, plates. Not in Casada (contains the chapter "Thanksgiving Gobblers: The Southwestern Wild Turkey"). Wegner, p. 199. Biscotti, p. 320. Wegner, p. 199: "Valuable and still pertinent information." Very good. Gilt-stamped decorated green bonded leather, publisher's slipcase. (7250)
Harter, T.J. Very Good. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall First limited edition 345/950, green mock snakeskin cloth with gilt titles, mild edge wear, scattered mild foxing to edges, otherwise a nice, clean, square copy.
First edition, 1/950 copies. 4to. xx, (2), 298 pp. Plates from line drawings, color frontispiece. Heller 262: "Chapters on hunting mule deer, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, elk, black and grizzly bear, jaguar, mountain lion, game birds, etc." Biscotti, p. 320: "Hunting various species of game in the southwestern U.S." Siegel 146. Contemporary New York Herald Tribune review affixed to a front endpaper, else very good. Original gilt-stamped snakeskin patterned cloth (rubbed, spine with a few creases). (7363)
Fine. Derrydale Press 1939, Copy #72 of a limited edition of 950 copies, 4to, 298 pages, illustrated in color and B & W by T.J. Harter, and from photographs. In green imitation snakeskin cover. For some reason, the gilt title and lettering on both the front cover and spine is totally missing. The previous owner had an attractive slipcase made for this book, with a paper label on its spine. This book appears to be in unread condition and there are no marks or inscriptions save for a small dealer's paper label on the lower corner of the rear pastedown. Slight wrinkling to tissue guard at frontis. Overall, a Fine copy save for the missing cover lettering.
1939, 1st edition limited to 950 numbered copies. () Very good. xx, 298pp. Quarto in original gilt lettered binding and with coloured frontispiece and 10 B&W plates after paintings by T. J. Harter and 11 plates from photos. This copy being copy #838. Spine lettering a bit dull. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. A very clean attractive copy. Jack O'Connor's first hunting book. A classic title and includes hunting mule deer, Whitetail deer, Desert Bighorn's, Colorado Bighorn's, antelope, elk, and a variety of birds.
1939, 1st edition, #756 of950 copies, near fine condition, bound in green simulated snake skin binding, with deckled page edges, not issued with dust jacket, published by The Derrydale Press, New York, 298 pages. American Big Game Hunting, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Lion, Bears, Jaguar, etc. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece and drawings by T.J. Harter and photographs, and a selected bibliography. Exceedingly scarce and more so in this nice condition!
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