Columbus, Ohio: F.H. Toothaker, 1911.
First edition. 8 photographic plates. 48 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, cloth backstrip. Wrappers lightly stained and worn, small typed title label on spine. Very clean internally. Very good plus. Custom cloth box Streeter 4126 ($70), which copy was bound in cloth; Howes B106, "a"; OCLC 34500872; Midland Notes 60:21. Item #316178
A rare and engaging account of a hunting trip to northwest Canada in the summer of 1910. Ohioans Arthur Bannon and his companion, James Blair, went in over the White Pass and Yukon Railway, down the Lewis to Selkirk at the beginning of the Yukon proper, up the Pelly River to the mouth of the Macmillan, and up that river to country about 275 miles east of Selkirk. They hunted mountain sheep, black bears, grizzlies, caribou, moose, and more, assisted by a cook and guide named Grant Jennings, a veteran of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Bannon relates their hunting experiences, and also describes their travels, the scenery, and the history of the region.
"A superb hunting narrative" - Midland Notes.
"This is a plain, straightforward and most interesting account of a hunting trip, mainly for mountain sheep, in Yukon Territory....[Bannon] gives a good picture of the country through which he passed and his hunting experiences are quite absorbing" - Streeter. The Streeter copy was bound in original cloth; the present copy is in original printed wrappers.
OCLC locates only six copies of Bannon's work, at the New York Historical Society Library, Yale, the Newberry Library, the Ohioana Library Association, the University of Washington, and the University of Toronto.
We are able to locate only one other copy at auction since the Streeter copy.
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