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

[Pennsylvania] — Benjamin Marriott
THREE MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF HUNTING IN WYOMING COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CA. 1868 - 1871 
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Pennsylvania] — Benjamin Marriott
THREE MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF HUNTING IN WYOMING COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CA. 1868 - 1871 
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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[Pennsylvania] — Benjamin Marriott
THREE MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF HUNTING IN WYOMING COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CA. 1868 - 1871 
'The Journal Of The Ten Mile Camping Party'. [Allegheny Mountains, PA]: N.D. Ca., 1868. 8vo (7 11/16 x 5 in.; 195 x 127 mm). Hand drawn and colored frontispiece and title-page, 256pp. ruled paper with neat manuscript in brown in and pencil, 10 pencil sketches. Half brown morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers; rebacked with portion of original spine laid down, boards rubbed. Quarter blue morocco over cloth covered board slipcase, spine gilt-lettered, folding chemise. — 'Wyoming'. [Pennsylvania]: N.D., Ca. 1870. 8vo (8 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.; 195 x 125mm). Hand drawn and colored title-page, 276pp. ruled paper with neat manuscript in purple and brown ink, 2 original watercolor drawings of artificial flies, 9 pencil sketches. Half brown morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands in five compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers; rebacked with original spine laid down. — 'Our Summer Trip'. [Wyoming County, Pa]: N.D.: Ca. 1871. 5 ruled leaves folded (8 x 5 in.; 204 x 127mm). Drawing of a trout laid in, pencil sketch dated 1871, hand drawn and colored title, 9pp. ruled paper with neat manuscript in purple and brown ink; minor toning, minor chips to edges, not affecting sketches or text. Gray clamshell case, gilt label to spine.
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A collection of travel and hunting narratives by Benjamin Marriott, charmingly illustrated

In the earliest of the volumes, Marriott writes: "One bright morning in the latter part of June I very unexpectedly received information that there would be nothing to prevent my taking a holiday, and as circumstances had prevented my getting away the previous summer, I could well appreciate the privilege." After collecting a party of anglers, they head to a "certain secluded little dell, deep in the hemlock woods; a valley shut in on all sides by the Allegheny Mountains, with scarce passage way allowed, for one of the brightest and most romantic little trout streams that Pennsylvania boasts." The second of the volumes continues in the same elegant fashion. "Beautiful Wyoming!" Marriot opens his diary. "The angler as he strolls through the quiet woods, or casts his fly upon the bright streams can scarcely realize the dark scenes enacted here; and yet the rocks at his side are the same rocks, and the stream—that flows on so brightly, is the same stream, and the sound of the water-fall is just as loud: the traitor Brandt and his murderous band have passed away, while the Indian warrior no longer lurks in the thicket or skims its waters in its birch canoe." The manuscript account is accompanied by pencil sketches and watercolors of dry flies. The third item in the lot is a brief manuscript diary entry relating details of an angling expedition at Bowman Creek, in Wyoming County. Marriot begins by copying out "The Old Canoe", a poem originally written by Emily Rebecca Page in 1849. Popular in its day, the verse was considered one of merit, and was often included in elocution primers of the period. 

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