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

[McAleenan, Joseph, Carl Rungius, and Bret Harte] 
'OLD FRIENDS, OLD SCENES, OLD THOUGHTS'. [NEW YORK: PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1925]
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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74

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

[McAleenan, Joseph, Carl Rungius, and Bret Harte] 
'OLD FRIENDS, OLD SCENES, OLD THOUGHTS'. [NEW YORK: PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1925]
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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[McAleenan, Joseph, Carl Rungius, and Bret Harte] 
'OLD FRIENDS, OLD SCENES, OLD THOUGHTS'. [NEW YORK: PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1925]
8vo (9 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.; 247 x 215mm). Endleaf with 11 signatures in black and green ink, 2 text leaves, 8 photographic plates after paintings by Carl Rungius backed with linen; some toning to text and endleaves. Red cloth over bevelled boards, upper board ruled in blind, with decorative blindstamp cornerpieces and gilt text; corners rubbed with some slight fraying.  
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Provenance

Harlow Brooks (name gilt-lettered on upper board). Brooks was the friend and hunting companion of McAleenan.

Catalogue Note

One of the rarest of McAleenan's privately printed books, likely only 12 copies issued, signed by 11 people including McAleenan and Carl Rungius.

The poem present in the volume, "The Old Camp-Fire", is by Bret Harte, the writer and poet perhaps best remembered for his short stories featuring romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. Carl Rungius's paintings, reproduced here, feature a selection of verse by Robert Service, a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called "the Bard of the Yukon". Rungius himself was a leading American wildlife artist during the period, and he spent his career painting in the western United States and Canada.

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