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The Sportsman's Gazetteer and General Guide by  Charles Hallock - First Edition - 1877 - from Resource Books, LLC and Biblio.com

The Sportsman's Gazetteer and General Guide

by Hallock, Charles

Condition: Good


New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 1877. First edition, 1877, in generally good condition with all three folding maps present but with some tears. Includes the general guide followed by A Sportsman's Director to the Principal Resorts for Game and Fish in North America. Victorian binding in emerald green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black, 688 + 208 pages. The first folding map is Couchiching and the Lakes of Muskova via Northern Railway of Canada, which has a pretty significant closed tear but no paper loss (repairable). The second folding map is the Chicago and Northwestern Railway and its Proprietary Railroads in 1876, which is in very good condition with a couple of very minor closed tears. The third map is in color and is in a pocket built into the rear cover. It measures about 19 x 37 inches and is a view of the entire country - A New Map of the American Overland Route. It is brittle and has essentially fallen apart at the horizontal fold lines but is complete with no paper loss (repairable). The book has some wear and very minor chipping to corners and spine ends, hinges internally reglued and secure, text block sound but not tight, pages slightly age-toned but clean, personal bookplate inside the front cover, no other names or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



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