Explorers Club

Hunters of the Moon.

Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press, 1931.

Price: $750.00

About the item

First edition. With photographic portrait frontispiece, hand-colored illustration of the Explorers Club flag, initials throughout and several leaves ruled in orange, [62 pp.]. 8vo [6-1/2 x 4 inches (16.5 x 10 cm)]. Explorers Club. Original japan vellum-backed printed blue boards, in original glassine ), laid into in half blue morocco backed slipcase and chemise. A very fine copy, bookplate of J. William Kilbreth.

Item #317206

Crawford Johnson had just been elected the youngest member of the Explorers Club when he died in a motorcyle crash at 20 years old. The intrepid young man had just returned from an expedition to the Yucatan with Robert R. Bennett and was carrying the manuscript to this narrative about the expedition in his pocket when he died. An uncommon and elegantly designed Mosher Press title (after his death); we trace no copies at auction.