[FLORIDA] CANOVA, ANDREW P. Life and Adventures in South Florida.
Tampa: Tribune Printing, 1906. Second edition (?). Original printed wrappers. 7 x 5 1/4 inches; portrait frontispiece, 158 pp., contents leaf at end. A fine copy overall with minor creases to wrappers, a small lossed at spine tips, evidence of a former bookplate, the title with the stamp of a Florida bookseller and some residue at gutter and imprint from the front cover.
A second edition that appears equally rare as the first, we trace one copy of this 1906 edition on Rare Book Hub listed as with Lathrop Harper in 1914. The work provides a narrative of "Billy Bowlegs War" or the final standoff between the Seminole and Florida settlers and also offers a sketch of life in Florida at that time (1885) with hunting and fishing content. Howes lists this 1906 edition as the first reprint of the work but one 1912 entry on Rare Book Hub lists an 1888 edition which does not seem to exist elsewhere and is likely an error. ABPC lists no copies of any edition. For a recent sale of the first edition also from the Johnson library, see Doyle, 13 April 2018, lot 307; see also see The Edward S. Litchfield Collection, p. 56; Streeter 4106; and Howes C117.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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