[WYOMING-McALEENAN, JOSEPH] Diary of the Wyoming bear hunt.
[Brooklyn: P. J. Collison & Co., circa 1914]. First edition. Original cloth backed printed paper boards, folding cloth case. 9 x 6 inches (23 x 15.5 cm); 59 pp., 16 plates after photographs, illustration to title page. The upper board with two small losses to one corner and the fore-edge, both detached pieces present and laid-in, a few leaves detached and a few with some wear at the gutter, well preserved overall, with the bookplate of William Nicholas Beach to inside cover and the booklabel of Samuel B. Webb to the front blank.
Scarce and amusing journal describing the day by day of a bear hunt on the Majo Ranch in 1914. This copy with the fine provenance of noted hunter, collector, and Derrydale Press author William Nicholas Beach. This work, privately printed in a small limitation for members of the hunt, has not appeared at auction since 2001, when the Frank Streeter copy was sold in the Edward Sands Litchfield Collection. Howes W728; Streeter sale 7:4130; Litchfield Sale lot 142.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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