New York: The Outing Publishing Company, 1906. Very Good. First Edition. Fernand Lungren, Illus. [6x8.5”]; light blue gray cloth covers with pale yellow lettering on spine and front, illustration in four colors of pack horses walking through a pass, all edges untrimmed; 198 pp., frontispiece of horses riders and dogs on a steep mountain trail by Fernand Lungren, 13 illustrations by Lungren, different halftone illustrations on each page of text, map; Moderate shelf wear to edges, corners and covers, corners bumped with some fraying, front and back covers and joints rubbed with a some soiling, darken spine, hinges weak, top text block soiled with small spotting, prior owners unusual book plate on front endpaper an ink signature and date, book store ink stamp. Item #13254
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].