Wild Sports in the Far West.
Gerstaecker, Frederick

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1878. xi + 396 pages; tissue-guarded black and white frontispiece plate of a surprised camper at stream encountering a large and menacing wolf; translated from the original German, this a later printing (first English edition was 1854); (from the author's Preface): "Onmy return...from the wilds of America...I undertook to correct and revise my notes, and to mould into a continous narrative a dieary which I had only kept when circumstances worthy of being chronicled arose, - for instance, on the voyage out, on my march through the United States, during my sojourn among the swamps of Arkansas, and finally during my hunting trip in the Ozark mountains..."; author travels from Bremen Germany to Buffalo, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas to New Orleans, hunting, farming scenes & reminiscences, information on the native Americans & difficulties, tribulations of travel in America of the time; bound in the original green cloth, decorative black cover design & lettering; fancy gilt spine titles; some edge, tips wear to binding, especially spine ends, worn; overall, good condition. Good H (Item ID: 18446)


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