LIFE IN THE OPEN. SPORT WITH ROD, GUN, HORSE AND HOUND IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Charles Frederick Holder.

LIFE IN THE OPEN. SPORT WITH ROD, GUN, HORSE AND HOUND IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

1906. First edition. 93 pp. halftone relief illustrations from photographs. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1906. First edition. 9½" x 6½"; xv, 401 + 2 pp. advertisements. Southern California's most prominent sportsman, the father of modern big game fishing, and a Pasadena resident who helped found the Tournament of Roses, Holder ranges farther afield in this book to provide the best overview of sporting life in the region at the turn of the 19th century. Includes lively anecdotes of hunting lynx in the Arroyo Seco, and fox with the Valley Hunt Club, as well as coaching on the mountain road at Catalina Island, and trolling for tuna among the Channel Islands. In retrospect, Holder recorded the most diverse account in his time of the wild environment in Southern California. Deep green cloth-covered boards, with a striking gilt decorated pictorial binding designed by the famous Decorative Designers studio featuring riders on horseback, leaping hounds, deer, sea lions, and swimming fish. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Some slight wear to at the corners; otherwise a very good copy. . Bruns, H. P.: Angling Books of the Americas, H-228; Dawson Eighty # 28; Wetzel, C. M.: American Fishing Books, p. 160. Item #57972

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