Notes of a Western Hunting Trip. A Series of Letters of a Hunting Expedition in Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian Territory, in the Winter of 1874. Charles S. Boutcher.
Notes of a Western Hunting Trip. A Series of Letters of a Hunting Expedition in Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian Territory, in the Winter of 1874
Notes of a Western Hunting Trip. A Series of Letters of a Hunting Expedition in Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian Territory, in the Winter of 1874
Notes of a Western Hunting Trip. A Series of Letters of a Hunting Expedition in Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian Territory, in the Winter of 1874

Notes of a Western Hunting Trip. A Series of Letters of a Hunting Expedition in Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian Territory, in the Winter of 1874.

[Easton, Pa.]: Easton Free Press, [1875].

First edition. With 7 mounted photographs on 6 leaves; woodcut vignettes. Text in double columns. 34 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, gilt morocco label on upper cover. Bookplate of F. P. Williamson. Some minor soiling to text leaves. Very good plus copy of a rare book. Phillips p. 278; Howes N212 "b" (without mention of photographs and not knowing author); Streeter sale 4099 ($575). Not in Heller. OCLC 27855517 (Yale, NYPL, Newberry, Univ. of Missouri St. Louis). Item #310357

Fascinating account of a hunting trip in the midwest beyond the Mississippi, including incidents of quail shooting and an account of the Great Pigeon Roost of southwestern Missouri, dispersed by a snowstorm a week before Boutcher reached the area.
Boutcher was an associate editor of the Easton Free Press and the letters were published in the Easton Free Press, Dec. 1874 to Jan. 1875.
Phil Williamson was a noted collector of American sporting books from the 1950s to the turn of the twenty-first century; he contributed a chapter on collecting to Siegel’s 1981 Derrydale Press bibliography.

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