Life in the Open. Sport with Rod, Gun, Horse, and Hound in Southern California. Charles Frederick Holder.

Life in the Open. Sport with Rod, Gun, Horse, and Hound in Southern California

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906.

First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 401 pp + ads, in original green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt by the Decorative Designers Studio. Corners lightly rubbed, mild wear to head and foot of spine. Binding tight and square, text clean; a lovely copy overall. Bookplate of Charles Walton Ogden on front pastedown. Holder was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as one of the founders of the Tournament of Roses. This work offers an excellent survey of sporting life in the region at the turn of the 19th century, with lively anecdotes of hunting for lynx, deer, wolf, fowl, bighorn sheep, and mountain lion, as well as trolling in deep water for tuna.

Item #14303

Price: $200.00

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