Camp-Fires on Desert and Lava
New York: Charles Scribner's sons, 1908.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. pp xix, 366, + 4 (ads). Extensively illustrated with photographs (some colored), 2 maps. Red cloth w/gilt lettering, top edge gilt, mounted illustration of bighorn sheep. Most of rear free endpaper lacking, lower corners bumped, otherwise sound and clean. Account of a botanical/zoological expedition and hunting trip to little-known parts of southern Arizona and the Pinacate region of northern Mexico. Described by Joseph Wilder, editor of the Journal of the Southwest, as "a great evocation of a real goddamned expedition, quite unlike the pantywaist excursions nowadays indulged in, all freeze-dried, lightweight, and sensitive to the land. This is manly stuff, natural history the way it used to be done: with a wagon train of provisions, stalking and killing the great desert beasts of the Papagueria, all for science."