The Wilderness of the North Pacific Coast Islands, a Hunter’s Experiences while Searching for Wapiti, Bears, and Caribou on the larger Coast Islands of British Columbia and Alaska.
Seller ID: 1941
Toronto: Copp, Clark, 1912. First edition (pp. xv, 246, index). Small octavo (21 cm) in publisher’s dark green cloth, gilt titles and decoration; five maps (four in text, one folding), more than fifty photo plate illustrations with tissue guards. Charles Sheldon (1867- 1928) left the railway business in his mid-thirties to pursue his abiding interest in sheep— the mountain sheep of North America. A friend of Theodore Roosevelt, he explored and hunted “specimens” in remoter parts of Yukon and Alaska, where he was instrumental in the creation of Mt. McKinley National Park. Provided the area had sheep, or at least a bear, Sheldon was keen to visit and explore. This book is a record of his hunting explorations of Haida Gwaii (then the Queen Charlottes) and southern Alaska. Minor wear to the edges; ex libris- remnants of patch at base of spine but without the other usual markings. A Very Good copy.
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