FIRST EDITION OF DALY'S FOR LOVE & BEARS, 1886, WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND WITH A CABINET PHOTOGRAPH BY GRACE HORTON
DALY, James, pseudonym of GRAY, Frank S. "For Love & Bears." A Description of a Recent Hunting Trip with a Romantic Finale. A True Story. Chicago: McCormick Block, 1886. Tall quarto, original pictorial tan paper wrappers. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and slipcase. $1750.
First edition of this richly detailed and often humorous narrative of a 19th-century hunting trip in Idaho, featuring numerous pencil illustrations and a cabinet photograph by Grace Horton, in fragile original pictorial wrappers.
"A loquacious description, partly humorous, of a hunting trip in Idaho in the Pend d'Orielle region. Bears and deer" (Phillips, 93). "Daly and his companions had an interesting and adventurous time of it in the northern Idaho wilderness. Interspersed throughout the narrative are stories told at the camp fire by the party's guides, 'Idaho' Bob and 'Peace River' Bill. These recount adventures and experiences on the plains, among Indians and game from the 70s onward" (Eberstadt 105:134; 115:517). Howes D41. Graff 1627.
A bit of faint dampstaining, occasional spots of soiling and slightest foxing to interior, wear and soiling to wrappers, front wrapper expertly reattached. A very good copy.