Pine Flat camp fire tales by Edward Huntington Williams, M.D. With illustrations by the author. EDWARD HUNTINGTON WILLIAMS.

Pine Flat camp fire tales by Edward Huntington Williams, M.D. With illustrations by the author. New York: The Goodhue Co., [1924]. 19x12.8 cm, pp. [1-4: blank] [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xii] 1-169 [170-176: blank], 8 illustrations from photographs on inserted plates, 8 full-page drawings by Williams on text paper, original gray boards with tan cloth shelf back, printed paper labels on front and spine panels, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. A sportsman's recollections of hunting in the southern Sierra Nevada. His base camp, Pine Flat, Tulare County, California, elevation 3871 feet, is a small mountain community in the Sequoia National Forest southeast of Porterville, the location of El Capinero, the Myers Land Company's popular Sierra Nevada resort which opened 29 May 1926. In addition to nonfiction accounts of hunting, there are several stories set in the Canadian North Woods. There is a 3-page "introduction" by William T. Hornaday with a plea to reduce bag limits on wild birds. Bruns W118 ("very scarce"). Biscotti, p. 466. Not in Cowan (1933; 1964) or Rocq (1970). Spine label tanned and rubbed, corner tips worn, a very good copy. Provenance: A presentation copy with signed inscription by Williams on the front free endpaper: "To / Dr. Henry Brainerd, / true sportsman, nature / lover, and friend of many /years. / Edward H. Williams / Aug. 12, 1924." (#166798).

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