[Mansfield, Oh. Melville A. Pollock, 1905]. 56pp., including ten full-page illustrations. Modern tan morocco, gilt, silk pastedowns (lacks original wrappers). Recent bookseller's ticket on verso of rear free endpaper. Slight residue on endpapers from rubbing from pastedowns. Fine. Item #WRCAM55252
An uncommon account of a two-week hunting excursion in the Sierras of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. Carpenter, from Ohio, was primarily hunting deer, and his small group departed El Paso, Texas, on October 23, 1905, headed for their base at Casas Grandes, some 165 miles to the south. Carpenter's companions were brothers from El Paso, J.F. Bennett (referred to as "the Treasurer") and Hilario F. Bennett ("the Photographer"). Carpenter describes their hunting experiences, the deer and other animals that they shot, life in camp, an awful meal at a Chinese restaurant their first night in Chihuahua, and the Mexican landscape and people he encountered. He devotes much space to the habits and abilities of his Mexican guide, called Valentine, and the final chapter is an appreciation of the Mexican people. The text was edited by Melville Pollock, who also published it. OCLC locates eight copies, at Colorado State University, the Library of Congress, New Mexico State University, the Mansfield-Richland County Public Library in Ohio, DeGolyer Library, the Autry Museum, and two at Yale. PHILLIPS, SPORTING BOOKS, p.71. HELLER 49. OCLC 22550271, 166503162.