Sale 18BP02 | Lot 313

HARRIMAN, GLADYS F.[RIES] B.C. in A.D. 1938.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Lot Details

Lot 313
HARRIMAN, GLADYS F.[RIES] B.C. in A.D. 1938.
[Arden, New York]: s.n., (1938). First edition, issued in a very small edition, inscribed in pencil "For Dave from G.F.H." Pale blue cloth of issue, lettered in gilt. 8 1/2 x 6 inches (22 x 15.5 cm); [8], 74 pp.; illustrated from photographs; large folding color map of British Columbia by Rand McNally affixed to the rear pastedown. Some fading and toning to covers, particularly the spine, extremities a little rubbed, slight foxing to the first and last leaves due to acidity in the binding.
A rare account of a hunting trip to British Columbia made by the American philanthropist, equestrian and big game hunter Gladys Fries Harriman. With her husband E. Roland Harriman and their daughters, together with guides, a cook, a wrangler, a mechanic, and a pilot, the party left Stony Point on the Hudson on August 15, 1938, and returned on Saturday September 10. Several sheep were shot (listed on the last leaf). We trace only one copy at auction since 1990 (not this), and FirstSearch lists just the Yale and Toronto copies.


C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $1,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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