The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon. A Hunter's Explorations for Wild Sheep in Sub-Arctic Mountains. Charles SHELDON.

The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon. A Hunter's Explorations for Wild Sheep in Sub-Arctic Mountains.

New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1911. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 23cm, the First US Edition, xxi,354p., with colour frontis and 2 colour plates & 94 plates and illustrations and 4 maps (inc 1 colour folded), appendices, index, original dark green cloth, gilt spine and cover titles and gilt pictorial vignette (mountain sheep) on the upper cover, t.e.g., with armorial bookplate of Louis L. Babcock, with a autograph letter from him lending the book to Bishop Ward, and calling his attention to the folding map on p298 which is A Map of the Yukon. some slight wear on the top and bottom spine edges, a very good to fine copy. (Ar) A.B. 15873. A record, based on day-to-day notes, of the author's field experiences while studying colour variations of mountain sheep, July - Oct. 1904 & May-Oct. 1905, in Yukon Territory. Descriptions of methods of travel and of the regions visited: the Ogilvie Mountains, MacMillan River, Selwyn Mountains, Watson River, Kotzebue River (South-east Alaska), Pelly River, Pelly Mountains, Ross River, Ross Mountains, Glenlyon Mountains, MacMillan Mountains; descriptions of hunting activities and of mountain sheep, with remarks on black and grizzly bears, caribou, moose, beaver, etc; references to companions, W.H. Osgood, Carl Rungius and F.C. Selous. Appended, p340- 44, is a record of horn measurement of sheep killed, and of time spent padding down the Pelly River. Maps include one indicating distribution of sheep species in Yukon Territory and southern Alaska. An account of a hunter's exploration for wild sheep in the sub-arctic mountains. Item #39636

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