Hunting Expeditions of Oliver Hazard Perry of Cleveland, Verbatim from His Diaries.; Embellished with tailpieces engraved about 1800 by 'Dr. Alexander Anderson and others and printed from the original wood.

Cleveland, (OH): For private distribution (printed at the Marion Press, Jamaica, N.Y.), 1899. First edition, 1/100 copies (this #7). 8vo. viii, 246 pp. Title-page, chapter head and tail-piece vignettes, plates, portrait frontispiece of the author. Dean Sage's copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Laid in is a one-page typed letters, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, November 28, 1899, to Sage, thanking him for a copy of a South African hunting book and for "getting me Perry's book," with criticism of the illustrations: "I am very much pleased with it, but I wish to Heaven that the pictures had some of them been better chosen! The publisher has put in the picture of a fallow buck, a European hedge hog, and on the outside cover, the head of a European stg. Why could he not have put in the heads of American game? Do you think he would be hurt if I pointed this out?" Howes P-250 ("b"): "Contemporary accounts, here first printed, of hunting expeditions in Ohio and Michigan, 1836-1855." Streeter sale 4116. Phillips, p. 292: "Very reliable, interesting and valuable, since it contains his hunting of elk and turkeys in Michigan." Graff 3258 (Inscribed by Dean Sage to David Douglas in 1901). Casada 535 (for the 1994 reprint only). A very good untrimmed copy with a wonderful association. Original gilt-stamped decorated blue-green cloth (some soiling, spine darkened). (8751). Item #61884

Price: $5,000.00

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