Camp-fires in the Canadian Rockies. William T. Hornaday.

Camp-fires in the Canadian Rockies

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First edition. 8vo. xvii, [2], 353, [5] including four pages of advertisements in the rear for other works by Hornaday. Pictorial light blue cloth lacking the dustjacket. Spine is lettered in gilt, title and author are stamped in gilt on the front board, top edge gilt, with a photograph of a mountain ram on the front board. With illustrations by John M. Phillips. Includes seventy illustrations composed of black and white photographs and a few drawings, and two maps (one of British Columbia and the other of the region as it sat on the Pacific Ocean). The illustrations depict the snowy conditions and the landslides Hornaday's team encountered, grizzly bears, martens, the pika, squirrels, ferrets, and several mountain goats, rams, and kids that Hornaday's team hunted and studied. Signed and dated by the illustrator: "To Dr. Joseph (H?)albfus, with complements of his friend John M. Phillips. Pittsburgh Aug. 6/06, "Go thou and do likewise!"". William T. Hornaday was a famous conservationist and environmentalist. He was a director of the Bronx Zoo and carried out expeditions to Borneo, Cuba, the Bahamas, South America, Sri Lanka, India and the Malay Peninsula. A noted naturalist, he was appointed the Chief Taxidermist of the United States National Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in 1882. Hornaday worked to promote the conservation of the bison, and was fascinated by the wildlife of the Americas ("William Temple Hornaday: Saving the American Bison" Smithsonian Institution Archives). A fascinating turn of the century book on the Canadian Rockies and their wildlife. Item #00008071

A Near Fine book with a slight separation at the crown of the spine between the backstrip and the textblock.

Price: $300.00

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