Massillon, OH: Myers Enterprises, 1959. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original grey post-bound pictorial card wrappers, housed in bespoke blue clamshell box, morocco gilt-lettered spine label; ,97pp.; text printed mimeograph from original typescript. Wrappers a bit foxed and slightly soiled, minor wear from handling, else Very Good and sound. Item #1542
Self-published (and apparently unrecorded) collection of "Facts, Hints and Oddities" regarding hunting, fishing, and trapping compiled by Ellsworth H. Myers (1902-1989). According to the introductory text, preceded by a quote from President Eisenhower, these anecdotes "were published in papers from coast to coast. Some came to me from my fellow sportsman, some were given to me by guides and many have been gathered over many years by the author." The opening chapter provides a state-by-state directory of whom to write to regarding fishing and hunting laws, immediately followed by the bit of sagacity "When fishing for wall-eyed pike with an artificial lure, strike as soon as the fish hits the lure, for he will drop it immediately after he finds out it is a fake" (p. 5). Subsequent chapters cover waterfowl speeds; tips on hunting rabbit, woodchuck, deer, and elk; and "World Oddities of Nature." For example, "Beavers do not eat fish, although they spend most of their lives in the water. They are strictly vegetarian." Meanwhile, "The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is a clannish animal."
Not found in OCLC as of August, 2021.