Sale 18BP02 | Lot 315


Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Lot Details

Lot 315
[Arden, New York]: s.n., (1940). First edition, issued in a very small edition, inscribed "To Marjorie [Wiggin Prescott] and Sherb [Shelburne Prescott]/Mine aren't as good as yours, but they/bring Merry Christmas and Happy New Year/to you./Gladys/Christmas 1940." Pale blue cloth of issue, lettered in gilt. 8 1/2 x 6 inches (22 x 15.5 cm); [4], 49, [1] pp.; Some minor toning and wear, some foxing to half-title.
A series of accounts of big game travels, including those made in the Rocky Mountains in 1934 from the Harriman's Railroad Ranch in Idaho, for bear; in Wyoming in 1937 for bighorn sheep; deer stalking in Scotland etc., all recounted by the American philanthropist, equestrian and big game hunter Gladys Fries Harriman. This copy is inscribed to Marjorie Wiggin Prescott, known for her Tales of a Sportsman's Wife etc. The book appears scarce, with one copy traced at auction (not this) and two noted on FirstSearch.

C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $3,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $3,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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