1904 · [Detroit, MI
by Schmidt, Carl E.
[Detroit, MI: Herold Press] for private circulation only, 1904. First edition second issue (or edition?), with the smaller illustrations in half-tone rather than as mounted photographs. 8vo. 91 pp., including 12 mounted page-size colored photographic prints [after William Henry Jackson]. 18 smaller illustrations from photographs in the text. Chapter 9 is titled "A Fishing Trip," after trout in Yellowstone Park. Inscribed on the verso of a front endpaper "To my young friend / Rosalind Cook / Carl E. Schmidt / June 1929." Howes S-170. Streeter 4123. Eberstadt 136, 667d: "Printed in a few copies only. An interesting journal of the Yellowstone Country, and because of the circumstances of its printing, extremely difficult to come by." Not in Bruns. OCLC locates thirty copies in three separate entries, without making a distinction between the issues of the smaller illustrations. With the defects to the fragile silk endpapers noted, a very good copy of a scarce work on the Yellowstone, with an inscription by the author. Original gilt-stamped decorated calf (rubbed), silk endpapers (with some restoration work, the front free silk with a tear, the rear pastedown silk badly chipped at the edge before being remounted to the rear board), top edge gilt. (#6817). (Inventory #: 59602)