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Wam-dus-ky. A Descriptive Record of a Hunting Trip to North Dakota, 1892, FIRST EDITION
7 June 2011, 14:00 BST
New Bond Street

Sold for £1,560 inc. premium

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Wam-dus-ky. A Descriptive Record of a Hunting Trip to North Dakota, 1892, FIRST EDITION, photographic frontispiece, approximately 30 photographic illustrations by Adelaide Murphy in the text, one line illustration, 6 pages of a Hotel Register (see footnote) loosely inserted, ownership signature of "W.G. Northup" on the front free endpaper (loose), and his stamp on the title, publisher's cloth, gilt lettered "Wam-dus-ky" on upper cover, rubbed [Howes T440; Streeter 4113], 8vo, Minneapolis, Hall, Black & Co., 1893


SCARCE, the author noting that "This book contains little, it is presumed, which outsiders would particularly care to read, and hence none of the very limited numbers of copies published are offered for sale".

"An entertaining and well written account, with some good photographs and sketches of a duck and goose hunting trip to North Dakota in the fall of 1892" (Streeter). During two excursions the small party (consisting of several families from Minneapolis and New York) shot 600 ducks.

Loosely inserted are six pages of a hotel register for several months of the 1897-1899 seasons, listing in ink the residence of various members of the Tuttle, Northup and Morse families, and Miss Ada Murphy, all of whom are mentioned in Wam-dus-ky.

Provenance: W.G. Northup (who appears in the book as "G.W. Puhtron"), with his stamp and ownership inscription; sold for the benefit of Oxfam.

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