ELLSWORTH, LINCOLN. 'THE LAST WILD BUFFALO HUNT'. NEW YORK: PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1916
3,000 - 5,000 USD
- 'The Last Wild Buffalo Hunt'. New York: Privately Printed, 1916
- Paper, ink, leather
8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.; 215 x 145mm). Half-title, 32pp. letterpress text, 10 photographic plates; minor offsetting. Full red cloth over boards, upper board with buffalo scull in gilt, spine gilt-lettered, top edge gilt; minor rubbing to corners and head and tail of spine.
Philips 112; Streeter sale 7:4131
Scarce, less than 50 copies printed. "In the following pages I have tried to describe a phase of life that I saw and lived during the latter part of the great round-up of wild buffalo, the last in the United States," Ellsworth writes. "With the history of the buffalo lies woven the romance of the Indian. The two were inseparable. It is almost impossible for a civilized being to realize the value of the buffalo to the plains Indian" (Foreword). Lincoln Ellsworth was a polar explorer from the United States and a major benefactor of the American Museum of Natural History.