New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Large 8vo, 401 pp + ads, in original green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt by the Decorative Designers Studio. Near fine, with corners lightly rubbed, mild wear to head and foot of spine. Bookplate of Charles Walton Ogden on front pastedown. Holder was an avid fisherman, naturalist, conservationist, and prolific author who settled in southern California in 1885. This book is a collection of his essays, primarily on hunting and fishing. Also includes a chapter on the Channel Islands that touches on their human and natural history, geography, and climate. At the time he was writing, Santa Rosa island was being used as a sheep and cattle ranch, and Santa Cruz was "a Swiss-Italian wine colony."