Christy, Harry. THE PRACTICAL TRAPPER: SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRAPPING FUR ANIMALS. 1923. Cordova Daily Times Press, Cordova, Alaska. 6-1/4” by 9-1/8”, 85 pages. Chapters include: The Trapline, Beaver, Mink, Weasel, Muskrat, Lynx, Bear, Snares & Deadfalls, etc. Very good. RARE Alaska imprint. [shelf locator: Hunting glass case] SOLD
John W. Eddy. HUNTING ON THE KENAI PENINSULA. Lowman & Hanford. 1924. First Edition. 90 pp.
ANDY SIMONS' personal copy!
Inscribed "To Andy Simons. From John W. Eddy" on first free end page. On the page following the copyright page is: To "Andy Simons" With the hope that these letters will convey to you something of what a hunting trip means to me. "John W. Eddy".
Andy Simons was the legendary guide who held ALASKA GUIDE BADGE #1. The book is about a hunting trip guided by Andy Simons, who guided a whose-who list of famous early hunters.
For more on Andy Simons see Morgan Sherwood's BIG GAME IN ALASKA, pages 12 and 122, and the photos after page 102.
See also: Alaska Sportsman Magazine, April 1964, page 14, for the article "Alaska's No. 1 Guide: Andy Simons" by C. E. Gillham.
A highspot for any Alaska hunting collection!
Good condition. INV# 1046. $2500.00 plus $10 shipping. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
|Holman, John. SHEEP AND BEAR TRAILS: A Hunter's Wanderings in Alaska and British Columbia. Walters. 1933. First edition. 211 pp. Signed and inscribed by John Holman, December 25, 1942. Very good. INV#1054. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|Holzworth, John M. THE TWIN GRIZZLIES OF ADMIRALTY ISLAND. Lippincott. 1932. First edition. 252 pp. Inscribed by Holzworth. Spine soiled and faded, otherwise fine. INV#1075. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|Holzworth, John M. THE WILD GRIZZLIES OF ALASKA: A Story of the Grizzly and big Brown Bears of Alaska, their Habits, Manners and characteristics, together with Notes on Mountain Sheep and Caribou, Collected by the Author for the United States Biological Survey. G.P.Putnam's Sons. 1930. First edition (the TRUE first edition with BLUE boards, and a COLOR frontis of an Alaska brown bear). 417 pp. Holzworth spent 1927-1929 on Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof Islands in Southeastern Alaska (These 'ABC Island' bears have been found, genetically, to be more closly related to polar bears, than other Alaska brown bears). Holzworth dedicates the book to Allen Hasselborg. Inscribed by Holzworth. Fine in very good dust jacket. INV#1073. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|McCracken, Harold. ALASKA
BEAR TRAILS. Doubleday, Doran. 1931. First edition. 260 pp.
The Stoll-McCracken expedition, hunting walrus in the
Chukchi Sea, and hunting brown bears on the Alaska
Peninsula. Library rebound, otherwise good. INV#1349.
$45.00 plus $4 postage & packing for first book, $1 for
each additional book.
Signed by Hardy Trefzger
Trefzger, Hardy. MY FIFTY YEARS OF HUNTING, FISHING, PROSPECTING, GUIDING, TRADING, AND TRAPPING IN ALASKA. 1964. New York, Exposition Press. 118 pages, photos, maps. (cover and spine title: My fifty years in Alaska).
[keywords: Frontier and pioneer life in Yakutat Alaska; Tlingit Indians of Yakutat].
Very scarce book. A classic, and in great demand.
[shelf locator: Alaska Bookcase]. Very good; dust jacket chipped at top & bottom of spine and at edges.
SOLD (but I may have another, ask)
|Young, George O. ALASKAN
TROPHIES WON AND LOST.
The great classic Alaska hunting book
George Young, a West Virginia state senator, made in 1919 an extensive and hazardous hunting trip into the Alaska wilderness. He nearly died on the trip, and his companion Dr. Evans died after reaching home, as a result of the hardships suffered on the trip.
Not to be confused with the 1947 second edition, which most people think is the first.
Very good condition.
(This item has sold, but I may possibly have another; send me an email)
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