Hunting Big Game in the Sierras of Chihuahua.

[Mansfield, Ohio: M.A. Pollock, 1905].

Price: $3,500.00


About the item

First edition. Frontispiece portrait of Governor Creel of California and 8 illustrations from photographs. 56 pp. printed in brown. 1 vols. 8vo. Recent tan morocco, upper cover titled in gilt, green silk paste-downs. Bound without the wrappers. Fine. Phillips p. 71; Heller 1:49; OCLC: 22550271.

Item #317207

Scarce Account of a Northern Mexico Hunting Trip
6. Carpenter, Donald A.: HUNTING BIG GAME IN THE SIERRAS OF CHIHUAHUA. [Mansfield, Oh.: Melville A. Pollock, 1905]. 56pp. including ten full-page illustrations. Modern tan morocco, gilt, silk pastedowns (lacks original wrappers). Recent bookseller’s ticket on verso of rear free endpaper. Slight residue on endpapers from rubbing from pastedowns. Fine.
An uncommon account of a two-week hunting excursion in the Sierras of Chi- huahua in northern Mexico. Carpenter, from Ohio, was primarily hunting deer, and his small group departed El Paso, Texas on October 23, 1905, headed for their base at Casas Grandes, some 165 miles to the south. Carpenter’s compan- ions were brothers from El Paso: J.F. Bennett (referred to as “the Treasurer”) and Hilario F. Bennett (“the Photographer”). Carpenter describes their hunting experiences, the deer and other animals that they shot, life in camp, an awful meal at a Chinese restaurant their first night in Chihuahua, and the Mexican landscape and people he encountered. He devotes much space to the habits and abilities of his Mexican guide, called Valentine, and the final chapter is an appreciation of the Mexican people. The text was edited by Melville Pollock, who is also the publisher. OCLC locates eight copies, at Colorado State University, Library of Congress, New Mexico State University, Mansfield-Richland County Public Library in Ohio, DeGolyer Library, Autry Museum, and two at Yale. PHILLIPS, SPORTING BOOKS, p.71. HELLER 49. OCLC 22550271, 166503162.
$3500.