[FLORIDA] JENKS, JOHN WHIPPLE POTTER. Hunting in Florida in 1847.
[Providence]: s.n., 1884]. First edition, Publisher's saddle-stitched printed pale pink wrappers, retained in a modern mustard clamshell case. 9 x 5 3/8 inches (23 x 15 cm); 70 pp.; folding map of the Everglades. Some losses to the paper spine, minor fraying and short tears to the extremities of the wraps, surface soiling, though overall a very good copy of a rather rare desideratum.
Privately printed (the wrappers bear the printed statement "With the Compliments of J.W.P. Jenks"), this is a significant Americanum as well as a hunting item. Streeter wrote "Jenks contributed much by his hunting expeditions of contemporary knowledge of the Everglades' geography and inhabitants": his copy sold for $175, and we know of only two examples sold at auction since (one by Doyle). Howes J97; Streeter Sale 4104 (bought from Eberstadt); Clark New South 1:111A.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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