Large octavo hardcover, pictorial cloth lettered in gold. 277 pages. Illustrated with over 100 engravings and drawings throughout, many full page. First edition. As the author suggests in his short preface, this is not the typical romanticized boys adventure tale of life in the woods, but a truthful account of the life of a hunter and trapper, stripped of its imaginary hyperbole and focused on the toils and hardships that face the true outdoors man. Christmas gift inscription dated 1889. Cloth dusty and spine dulled but legible and canted from shelving. Hinges are strong and not cracked, tissue guard for frontispiece present and interior is clean and unmarked. Good.