Ending Aug 15, 2023 11:12 EST

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

 
Lot 73
 

73

[HUNTING-AMERICA] G. GROUSE (pseud., GORHAM L. CROSS). Partridge Shortenin'...

Estate / Collection: The Property of a New England Family

[HUNTING-AMERICA]
G. GROUSE (pseud., GORHAM L. CROSS). Partridge Shortenin'; Being an Instructive and Irreverent Sketch Commentary on the Psychology, Foibles, and Footwork of Partridge Hunters.
[Wellesley Hills, MA]: Privately printed, [1949]. First edition, one of 100 copies, this example inscribed by the author "For Les (Daniel Boone) Pratt. The only man I ever knew who hunted "parts" with a muzzle loader." Publisher's pale green cloth in the rare glassine jacket. 9 x 6 inches (23 x 15 cm); unpaginated.; frontispiece, illustrations in text after photographs. Fine condition.

A charming, funny and informative book, the subject of which is far broader than the title implies. Such varied topics as speed-boating, fishing for landlocked salmon and muskellunge, wildfowling for partridge, woodcock, duck and other quarry, archaeology, discussions of sporting gear, equipment etc. wittily enliven these pages.

Sold for $441
Estimated at $200 - $300

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Estate / Collection: The Property of a New England Family

[HUNTING-AMERICA]
G. GROUSE (pseud., GORHAM L. CROSS). Partridge Shortenin'; Being an Instructive and Irreverent Sketch Commentary on the Psychology, Foibles, and Footwork of Partridge Hunters.
[Wellesley Hills, MA]: Privately printed, [1949]. First edition, one of 100 copies, this example inscribed by the author "For Les (Daniel Boone) Pratt. The only man I ever knew who hunted "parts" with a muzzle loader." Publisher's pale green cloth in the rare glassine jacket. 9 x 6 inches (23 x 15 cm); unpaginated.; frontispiece, illustrations in text after photographs. Fine condition.

A charming, funny and informative book, the subject of which is far broader than the title implies. Such varied topics as speed-boating, fishing for landlocked salmon and muskellunge, wildfowling for partridge, woodcock, duck and other quarry, archaeology, discussions of sporting gear, equipment etc. wittily enliven these pages.

Auction: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps, ending Aug 15, 2023

  • Successful Auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on August 15, 2023
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on August 15, 2023. Offered was a summer miscellany of sporting material, Americana, fine bindings, literature, autographs, maps and more!
 

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