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O'Connor, Jack
Game in the Desert. Illustrations by T. J. Harter
New York: Derrydale Press, 1939. Hardcover. 4to (26 x 19.5 cm), green "snakeskin" cloth, gilt title at spine and front-cover. In original glassine wrapper, housed in original green box with title, promotional text, and limitation statement on lid. Color frontis., xx, 298 pp., b&w plates. Some pages uncut. First edition. One of 950 hand-numbered copies; this copy number 501.Celebrated author and outdoorsman Jack O'Connor (1902-1978) penned over a dozen nonfiction books as well as a few western novels, and served as Shooting Editor for Outdoor Life magazine for over thirty years, introducing millions of readers around the world to hunting and firearm culture. His 1939 classic Game in the Desert offers an in-depth account of hunting some of the most sought-after game-big and small-in the American Southwest and northern Mexico: deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, elk, doves, desert pig, quail, black and grizzly bears, mountain lion, wild turkey and even Mexican jaguars. Each chapter is devoted to an animal and details their habitat and behavior, and also includes some of the author's hunting stories. O'Connor hunted around the world, and this work is based largely on his observations of game while in the field. As noted on the box label: "It is a book written primarily for the sportsman, but beside being a sporting book of high order, it is also a comprehensive and authoritative work on the natural history of Southwestern wildlife." CONDITION: Fine in vg glassine; box near fine with minor rubbing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: James Arsenault & Company, ABAA [Arrowsic, ME, U.S.A.]
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