A Mon-o-Graph on St. Vincent's Game Preserve [cover title].

(Buffalo, NY: V.M. Pierce, M.D. nd [1914]. First edition. 4to. (20) pp. Illustrated from photographs, large folding map. A sales prospectus issued for St. Vincent's Island off Appalachicola, Florida. Dr. Pierce was offering the island, the property of the late Ray V. Pierce (1840-1914), for use as a hunting club, game preserve, cattle ranch, or vacation retreat. On it, deer, wild boar, wild turkey, and various wildfowl were present in abundance. Included with purchase were a manor house, cottages, a "yacht and launch, duck boats, vehicles and mules, milch cows, and chickens." Hornaday's essay, which had appeared initially in the Buffalo Sunday Express in 1909, essentially as a natural history of the island, was reprinted along with other material, illustrations, and maps in St. Augustine in 1931; the edition offered here also prints a 1913 National Geographic Magazine article on the island and its resources by Wells W. Cooke. Servies 15608 (dating the prospectus 1909). OCLC records three copies (American Museum of Natural History, State Library of Florida, New York Public), though one of them has a slightly altered title and the 1909 date attribution. Very good. Original illustrated stiff wrappers (hole-punched in left margin, for storage in a binder, as was the only other copy of this title that we have offered for sale or seen). (#4270). Item #57396

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