A Hunter's Experiences in the Southern States of America being an Account of the Natural History of the various Quadrupeds and Birds which are the Objects of Chase in those Countries.

(ST. JOHN, Percy B.)

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Description: By Capt. Flack, (pseud.). [6], 359pp. (lacks last 32pp. which contain the index and ads). small 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 modern calf, gilt spine; (binding lightly rubbed, edges of corners lightly worn, otherwise very good). London: Longman's, Green, 1866.

Comments: A bright copy. "This hunter (St. John) lived for many years in the South during the forties and fifties. ... Each chapter, usually limited to one kind of wildlife, begins with a rather technical but informative treatise on the description and the habits of that animal. ... The outstanding merit of this rare and fascinating book is the author's meticulous attention to detail, based upon his wide range of activity and his particular flare for recording realistically and vividly his pursuit of fauna of the American South." Clark III, 314. Howes F-168. Sabin 24639.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 159459


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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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