COW RANGE AND HUNTING TRAIL.
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1925. xv,243pp. Frontis. drawing by Charles M. Russell. Photographs. Illustrations. Original dark green cloth with title in gilt on the front cover and spine. First edition. INSCRIBED. Minor insect damage mostly to the back cover, overall, a very good or better copy. Dobie, Life & Literature… p.111: “Among the best of the civilized range books. Fresh observations and something besides ordinary narrative.” The author, a prominent Montana rancher, has given us an important book on the northern ranges with accounts of working cattle, chasing cow thieves, favorite cow horses, shipping cattle, etc. Over 100 pages are devoted to Mackay’s experiences hunting elk, deer, bear and white rams in the Rockies and Alaska. Includes a chapter on Uncle Billy Hamilton, government scout and mountain man. Interestingly, Charlie Russell was a close friend of Mackay’s and did three original drawings for the book.