Jack In The Rockies: or, A Boy's Adventures with a Pack Train

By: Grinnell, George Bird

Price: $85.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Gift quality square and straight reprint hardcover dated 1928 in olive green cloth covered boards with bumped tips and spine ends. Not exlib. Backstrip cloth is splotchy midway to foot, title still quite legible. Prize label from Daybrook Baptist School is pasted to fep with winner's name in space provided. Light soil on edge of 272 page block but text is clean. Frontis and 7 other b/w photos and plates signed E.W. Deming but not credited to him in the book. Edwin Willard Deming was an artist in the US who depicted scenes of indigenous tribe members. He was a painter, illustrator, and sculptor. One of his murals was adapted for use on U.S. postage. Deming traveled with fellow artist DeCost Smith in 1890. Price clipped, exceedingly rare original dust jacket in new mylar is color illustrated on spine and frt panel, plain cream colored rear panel is moderately soiled. DJ split at frt corner of backstrip and frt panel, chipped at head and foot of backstrip taking part of the J in Jack at head, and the CHA from publisher's name at foot. Still displays well in new mylar with a Jack the park ranger riding a buckskin holding a rifle. Both man & horse are watching two horses and riders in the distance with lovely mountain & sky backdrop. Backstrip art shows Jack standing next to a huge rock pointing his rifle at the large moose that is jumping over the rock and Jack. At the time Jack Danvers journeyed through the Yellowstone National Park, that wonderful country was little known. Since then it has become famous, and people from all parts of the globe go to visit it. There is no more delightful summer excursion possible than a trip to the National Park where - if one can take a pack train and journey away from the beaten roads and trails - it is still possible to see elk and deer and many other wild animals, almost in their old time abundance. In the spring of 1903 President Roosevelt did just this, and on his return wrote a most interesting article about what he saw, telling of the abundance of the elk, the familiarity of the deer, the shyness of the antelope and the tameness of the mountain sheep.

Title: Jack In The Rockies: or, A Boy's Adventures with a Pack Train

Author Name: Grinnell, George Bird

Illustrator: Deming, E. W.

Categories: ENDURANCE, TREKKING & TRAIL RIDING,

Publisher: Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers, Limited: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good +

Type: Hardcover

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller Id: R46382

Keywords: Mountee, Naturalist, Game Warden, Park Ranger, Wildlife, Conservator, Wildlife Conservation, National Parks, Yellowstone, Moose, Elk, Antelope, Deer, Jack Danvers, Edwin Willard Deming Artist.,