Lot 17: Hunting in the Yukon, 1911
1st June 2017
Author: Bannon, Arthur H. Title: A Hunters Summer in Yukon Territory. Place Published: Columbus, Ohio. Publisher: F.B. Toothaker, printer. Date Published: 1911. Description: 48 pp. With 8 plates from photographs. 19.3x13.5 cm (7½x5¼"), printed wrappers, cloth spine (possibly later); modern slipcase & chemise. First Edition. Rare account of a hunting trip to northwest Canada. Streeter notes that "This is a plain, straightforward and most interesting account of a hunting trip, mainly for mountain sheep, in Yukon Territory in the summer of 1910. Bannon 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. He gives a good picture of the country through which he passed and his hunting experiences are quite absorbing." OCLC/WorldCat lists only six copies in institutional libraries; no copies have sold at auction since the Streeter copy in 1969, according to American Book Prices Current and Rare Book Hub; and there are no copies listed for retail sails on AbeBooks. Streeter 4126, which copy was bound in cloth. Two of the photo plates duplicate each other, "Skinned Carcass of the Big Grizzly", facing pages 18 and 20. Pencil notation "To Mike Burns" on title page beneath author‘s name. Condition: Wrappers a little rubbed and soiled, wear at corners, some light foxing and soiling within, very good overall, though fragile.
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