Sale 18BP01 | Lot 4

BURNHAM, FREDERICK RUSSELL (MAJOR) Scouting on Two Continents.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Lot Details

Lot 4
BURNHAM, FREDERICK RUSSELL (MAJOR) Scouting on Two Continents.
Los Angeles: Ivan Deach, Jr., 1934. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "To my pioneer friend Ethan Le Munyon with best wishes of yours sincerely, F.R. Burnham, 1941." Publisher's cloth, in original dust jacket with quote from Theodore Roosevelt to spine. 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches (20 x 13 cm); plates. Two clippings to pastedown have offset to inscribed leaf, ownership stamps of Ethan Le Munyon, losses to jacket at extremities affecting the top word on spine and closed tear into the title on front panel, a good example of a rare jacket.
Burnham's entertaining memoir, quite scarce in jacket. Burnham was an early instructor and friend of Boy Scouts founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, fought in Rhodesia, and served with the English during the Boer War. Ethan Le Munyon was an early automotive pioneer and the first to cross the Gobi Desert in an automobile.


Estimate: $400 - $600

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