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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Canada] — Algernon H. Percy, and Alice Percy
'EXCURSIONS IN THE BRITISH NORTH WEST TERRITORY OF NORTH AMERICA'. SHROPSHIRE: PRIVATELY PRINTED BY BENNION & HORNE, CA. 1878
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Canada] — Algernon H. Percy, and Alice Percy
'EXCURSIONS IN THE BRITISH NORTH WEST TERRITORY OF NORTH AMERICA'. SHROPSHIRE: PRIVATELY PRINTED BY BENNION & HORNE, CA. 1878
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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[Canada] — Algernon H. Percy, and Alice Percy
'EXCURSIONS IN THE BRITISH NORTH WEST TERRITORY OF NORTH AMERICA'. SHROPSHIRE: PRIVATELY PRINTED BY BENNION & HORNE, CA. 1878
4to (10 13/16 x 8 1/8 in.; 274 x 206mm). Hand-colored linen-back folding map inserted into front pocket, 33pp text, 13 albumen prints (from 3 7/16 x 2 1/4 in.; 95 x 57mm, to 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 in.; 205 x 133mm), mounted onto leaves, margins of which ruled in red; some foxing, generally not affecting images. Full black morocco over bevelled boards ruled and lettered in gilt, edges stained red and gilt, inner dentelles gilt; rebacked with original spine laid down.
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Catalogue Note

One of the best narratives of hunting and overland travel in the British Northwest. The journal describes in two long hunting trips to the West, each commencing at Fort Gary. The illustrations include fine views of the buffalo hunt. Besides a number of bison, the party bagged elk, moose, antelope, deer, bear, wolf, caribou, lynx, Rocky Mountain sheep and a host of lesser game.

Rare, with only one other copy having ever been offered at auction (Eberstadt, 1950, $300) 

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