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CARSON, STEPHEN W. Sportsman's Manual and Sketch Book of Frontier Life in South Florida. A Particular Description of All Kinds of Game of South Florida, and How to Capture it. Every Mode of Hunting Described. Some Exciting Incidents with Panthers, Bear and Deer. Fish and Fishing...
Bartow, FL: Printed by Holder & Tatum, Publishers, [1886]. First edition. Staple bound original printed pale green wrappers, housed in a black morocco backed folding case with bookplates affixed to inside case cover. 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (19 x 14 cm); 99 pp. The covers soiled and with gnawed area causing a small marginal loss to the wrapper not affecting printed border and also the first ten leaves not affecting any text, the spine perished, spotting within, the Thomas W. Streeter copy with his booklabel and later the Edward Sands Litchfield copy with his bookplate.
An extraordinarily rare Florida imprint describing frontier and sporting life, with only this copy in the auction record dating from the 1969 Streeter sale and no copies listed in OCLC. For this copy, see The Edward S. Litchfield Collection, p. 57; Streeter 4107 (the title misspelled 'Sportman's').

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