BANNON, Arthur H
A Hunters Summer in Yukon Territory
Columbus,Ohio: F.B. Toothaker, 1911. 48pp., plus eight full-page plates from photographs.
Original printed wrappers, cloth backstrip. Small tear in cloth at foot of backstrip, three small shallow chips in the foredge of the rear wrapper. Small stain on two pages, small closed tear in outer edge of final leaf, not affecting text.
A presentation copy, inscribed on the titlepage, of a rare account of hunting in northwest Canada.
A rare and engaging account of a hunting trip to northwest Canada in the summer of 1910. Ohioans Arthur Bannon and his companion, James Blair, went in over the White Pass and Yukon Railway, down the Lewis to Selkirk at the beginning of the Yukon proper, up the Pelly River to the mouth of the Macmillan, and up that river to country about 275 miles east of Selkirk. They hunted mountain sheep, black bears, grizzlies, caribou, moose, and more, assisted by a cook and guide named Grant Jennings, a veteran of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Bannon relates their hunting experiences, and also describes their travels, the scenery, and the history of the region. "A superb hunting narrative" - Midland Notes. "This is a plain, straightforward and most interesting account of a hunting trip, mainly for mountain sheep, in Yukon Territory....[Bannon] gives a good picture of the country through which he passed and his hunting experiences are quite absorbing" - Streeter. The Streeter copy was bound in original cloth; the present copy is in original printed wrappers. OCLC locates only six copies of Bannon's work, at the New York Historical Society Library, Yale, the Newberry Library, the Ohioana Library Association, the University of Washington, and the University of Toronto. We are able to locate only two other copies at auction since the Streeter copy.
Howes B106. OCLC 34500872. Streeter Sale 4126. Midland Notes 60:21.