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For Love and Bears. A description of a recent hunting trip with a romantic finale. A True Story. By "James Daly" - profusely illustrated by pencil sketches also a cabinet photograph of Grace Horton
Chicago: Frank S. Gray, Publisher. McCormick Block, 1886 - Account of a hunting trip after deer and bear in the Pend d'Oreille region of Idaho, with humorous aspects, including its presentation on the cover as "The Original MSS" as rejected by Messrs Harper Century Scribner, with a letter (on letterhead) declining to publish a work "so representative of the 'rowdy west'." Samuel Clemens is universally regarded as a pioneer in being the first author to have a manuscript typed on a typewriter (Life on the Mississippi, 1882). Yet he was not the only one. In addition to its place in Western Americana and sporting history, For Love and Bears is of interest for demonstrating how quickly the notion of a typewritten "original manuscript" took hold, and in being an early example of a published work with the appearance of a typescript. Howes states that the author was Frank S. Gray; James Daly is noted in Wright III (1383) as author of The Little Blind God on Rails. A Romaunt of the Gold Northwest (Chicago, 1888), but the present work is not cited there. Decidedly uncommon. ABPC records only a rebound copy in 1992 First edition. 4to. Illustrated with original albumen photograph, numerous facsimiles, maps, illustrations in text, music. Duplicated typewriting, printed rectos only. 139, [6, ads] ff. Original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Spine defective, covers detached. Small closed tears in title (no loss), some soiling, a very good copy of a fragile book. Dark green cloth folding box and chemise. Phillips p. 93; Howes D41; not in Wright, Heller [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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