New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 1894. ,257pp., plus ten plates and 16pp. of advertisements. Original blue publisher's cloth, gilt stamped. Corners and spine extremities slightly worn, boards lightly soiled, hinges cracked. Light tanning, otherwise internally clean. About very good. Item #WRCAM52174
A highly entertaining narrative of a bird hunting excursion undertaken through south Texas in 1887 by a Boston physician. Peirce hired John Priour (and his dog, Absalom, "the true hero of the story") to guide his four hundred mile bird collecting trip along the south Texas coast between Corpus Christi, Victoria, and Galveston. What follows is a poignant and humorous account of their slog through bramble, bog, and mud in search of ornithological specimens. Priour is a colorful Texas character, full of country mannerisms and good natured abuse. Very scarce on the market. HOWES P352.