Field-days in California[.] By Bradford Torrey[.] With illustrations from photographs. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1913. 18.8x12.5 cm, pp. [1-14] 1-234  [236: colophon] [237-238: blank], inserted photogravure frontispiece portrait of Torrey (with tissue guard) and eight inserted plates with illustrations from photographs, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind, top edge gilt. First edition. A posthumous collection of literary sketches, most on California, including an account of his two-month trip to Yosemite, "On Foot in the Yosemite," pp. 170-203, a revised version of an essay first published in Atlantic Monthly 106 (August 1910), 228-237. Bradford Torrey (1843-1912), naturalist, author and editor, was on the staff of the YOUTH'S COMPANION from 1886 until 1901. "In this occupation he found leisure for continual observation of bird life, not a little travel, and the writing of a succession of essays, sketches, and books, all dealing in the most charming way with his experiences in the fields and woods ... He writes not of birds alone, but of nature in all its aspects of beauty, and his books are as attractive to the general reader as to the bird lover to whom they are primarily addressed." - DAB. Five of the photographs included here were taken by noted nature photographer Herbert W. Gleason and in two of them Mr. Torrey appears. A bright, fine copy in very good dust jacket priced $1.50 on the spine panel with wear and shallow loss at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips. A nice example of this attractive and now uncommon jacket. (#167219).
"Published February 1913" on copyright page.