New York: McClure, Phillips & Company, 1904. Near Fine. First Edition. Fernand Lungren, Illus. [6x8.5”]; light olive green cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and cream lettering on front, illustration in black, cream and white of horse and rider silhouetted with a mountains and valley, top edge gilt, all edges trimmed; , 282 pp., frontispiece of eagle over mountain valley by Fernand Lungren, 15 illustrations by Lungren; Some shelf wear to edges, corners and covers, front cover and joints rubbed with a little soiling, slightly darken spine, p. 146 offset of 1972 receipt bookmark, with tipped in advertisement of White’s other books. Item #13177
Stewart Edward White (1873-1946) was an American writer of fiction and nonfiction with emphasis on natural history and outdoor living. White's books were popular at a time when America was losing its vanishing wilderness. He was a keen observer of the beauties of nature and human nature, yet could render them in a plainspoken style. Based on his own experience, whether writing camping journals or Westerns, he included pithy and fun details about cabin-building, canoeing, logging, gold-hunting, and guns and fishing and hunting. He also interviewed people who had been involved in the fur trade, the California gold rush and other pioneers which provided him with details that give his novels verisimilitude. [from Wikipedia].