THE COUGAR-TAMER & OTHER STORIES OF ADVENTURE. Chicago & New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1899. Octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Collection of short fiction set in the Midwest, West (Arizona, Wyoming, etc.) and Canada. Franklin Welles Calkins (1857-1928), Wisconsin born explorer, author, contributed western fiction to YOUTH'S COMPANION for forty years. Not in Wright, American Fiction, 1876-1900 (perhaps incorrectly considered to be fiction for young readers). Kramer 184 (not describing this binding). Touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#112855).