This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...me at this time, as it was when I killed the big prong-horn buck, and again later on after I had had a month's chastening. Besides the two ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...me at this time, as it was when I killed the big prong-horn buck, and again later on after I had had a month's chastening. Besides the two wapiti bulls which I actually saw and fired at during September, as I have described above, I one day caught half a glimpse of a third. Graham and I got his fresh spoor high up near timber line one morning. Heavy rain having fallen the previous night, all the twigs and pine needles, lying on the ground beneath the trees, had been well soaked and so made no noise when trodden upon, as they bent to the foot, instead of rustling or cracking as they do when dry. We were thus enabled to track this wapiti bull almost noiselessly, and had the timber been a little more open, I should doubtless have got a shot at him. Unfortunately he was lying in a thick patch of spruce; and although we saw a bough move as he jumped up, and I just caught a glimpse of his whitish rump as he jumped away, I had neither the time nor the opportunity for a shot. I ran forwards as hard as I could, but saw nothing more of him in the thick timber. We then took up the tracks and followed them a long way, but never caught sight of the wary brute again; nor indeed after having once disturbed a wapiti bull, have I ever set eyes on one of these animals again, though I have followed some for hours. It was not till September the 29th that I saw a mule deer buck with a head worth keeping, though I had previously shot quite a young one for the sake of the meat. On the occasion in question I was walking along a steep side-hill thickly covered with spruce and pine trees, when my eyes suddenly became aware of an animal just above me. Turning my head, I saw a beautiful buck mule deer gazing fixedly down at me, from a distance of not more than forty yards. Its attitud...
Fine. No Jacket Issued. Book Binding is clean, tight and straight w/ sharp corners; light bump to the tail; tiny dent at the head of the spine; not remaindered, not ex-library. A reprint of the classic, originally published in 1900. Limited edition of 1000 and part of the Ivory Adventure Classics series. Carefully packaged an shipped in a box.
Prescott, Arizona. Wolfe Publishing Company. 1988. Limited Edition. One of 1000 copies. 8vo. 311 pp. Illustrated frontispiece. Black and white photos. Bound in beige textured cloth with gilt titles. Fine.
First edition. 8vo. ix, 311 pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates; 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Phillips, p. 338. Heller 346: "Chapters on pronghorn antelope, wapiti, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and whitetail deer." Czech Asia, p. 182: "[Hunting] in Turkey [for] wild goat [and] trophy maral stags. The second half of this work deals with [Selous's] hunts in the Rocky Mountains." Ex-Massachusetts State Library copy, with its blindstamp and ink "c." under the date on title page and accession stamp and "withdrawn" stamp on verso, label removed from spine, a good solid copy. Original gilt-stamped decorated blue-green cloth (spine ends somewhat frayed, hinges repaired). (7382)
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