Early Account of a Shooting Trip in the Dakotas: RARE

Wam-dus-ky. A Descriptive Record of a Hunting Trip to North Dakota.

Minneapolis: Hall, Black & Co., Printers, 1893.

Price: $16,000.00

About the item

First edition, one of perhaps 35 copies printed. With photographic frontispiece, approximately 30 photographic illustrations by Adelaide Murphy in the text, one line illustration. 178 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Early Account of a Shooting Trip in the Dakotas: RARE. Publisher’s brown cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered "Wam-dus-ky" on upper cover. Contemporary ink identification of owner at foot of title page. Finely rebacked, preserving original spine, with highest quality conservation repairs to gutter of first two leaves. Handsome copy of a rare book. Not in Phillips; Howes T440, "aa"; Streeter 4113; Litchfield p. 60; Heller 2:766.

Item #317256

SCARCE, the author noting that “This book contains little, it is presumed, which outsiders would particularly care to read, and hence none of the very limited numbers of copies published are offered for sale”.
“An entertaining and well written account, with some good photographs and sketches of a duck and goose hunting trip to North Dakota in the fall of 1892” (Streeter). During two excursions the small party (consisting of several families from Minneapolis and New York) shot 600 ducks.