[COREY, WILLIAM ELLIS?] The Trail of the Buccaneers.
[N.p., but San Francisco?]: Privately Printed, n.d. (but 1925)? Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches (24 x 16.5 cm); x, [ii], 121 pp.; illustrations after photographs throughout. Some wear to cloth, fingersoiling of text.
The humorous account of a fishing trip by boat in the Gulf of California off Tiburon Island and elsewhere in the region, and afterwards a sheep hunting trip in the Sonoran Desert. It's unclear if Corey (presumably the president of Carnegie Steel of that name) was "The Chief" of the title page, or merely one of the participants who received a copy of this jeu d'esprit (his name appears on the upper cover). The edition was presumably limited to the participants, who seem to have numbered four in all, including Major John Hill Prentice ("Badger"), Frederic N. Watriss, Frederick C. Havenmeyer ("Meyer") and "The Scribe," presumably Corey. An account of a rather alarming practical joke on "Badger" is pasted-in on the blank recto before page 1. The book appears exceptionally scarce. No copies were located at auction or on WorldCat.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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