Sale 18BP01 | Lot 229

[WHITE, JOHN GRISWOLD] A Souvenir of Wyoming being a diary of a fishing trip in Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Park with remarks on early history and historical geography.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 229
[WHITE, JOHN GRISWOLD] A Souvenir of Wyoming being a diary of a fishing trip in Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Park with remarks on early history and historical geography.
Cleveland, Ohio: [The author], 1926. One of eight sets published, this William C. Boyle's copy (one of the participants), with his name embossed in gilt on each volume. Three volumes, pebble-grained green morocco of issue, in modern cloth slipcases. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (31.5 x 24 cm); 223 pp.; 224-424 pp.; xxxi, with 34 folding maps (ordinance Survey, copies of 19th century maps, etc.); illustrated throughout with several hundred original photographs, folding frontispiece photograph of the region in the first volume. Spines rubbed, some minor defects, in all in excellent condition.
A very interesting, highly detailed and excessively rare account of the fishing adventures of White, William C. Boyle and S.N. Leek in the Yellowstone region in the 1920s. The text is in typescript form, with mounted photographs in profusion by Leek and Boyle.
White was a Cleveland attorney, and one of the great collectors of books on chess, forming a huge collection that is now in the Cleveland Public Library, along with his collections of folklore and Orientalia. He died at Jackson Lake, Wyoming in 1928. Copies were prepared for each of the four members of the fishing party (this included Thomas A. McCaslin in addition to White, Boyle and Leek). Additional recipients of this remarkable labor of love included two historical societies and Horace Albright, the Superintendent of Yellowstone (it is unclear who received the eighth copy. OCLC indicates copies are presently at the Smithsonian and the Yellowstone Reservation libraries.


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