1937 1st edition. Large 8vo (155 x 237mm). Pp287. B/w photographs, end-paper maps. 18/- net. Binding C, a superior binding binding, blind-stamped ruled border to polished blue cloth, spine titled in bolder gilt than Bindings A or B.
Major Armstrong gives detailed, first-hand accounts of expeditions to the Macmillan country of the Upper Yukon in 1914, 1925 and 1926. An important work on the exploration of this area, and on the natural history and hunting of sheep, caribou and moose. Part One: an introduction to the country of the Macmillan, five hundred miles from civilization, with observations on the big game that abound, their habits and some adventures. Also a description of the fur-bearing animals and the life of the trapper. Part Two: The record of a successful trip in 1914, with some thrilling encounters and the details of the 'bag.' Part Three: Prospecting and hunting in the territory round the Macmillan, 1925. Part Four: Further stalks, and many kills, in the Upper Yukon, 1926. Appendices include: Classification of caribou in the Upper Yukon, together with comments by Mr E.N. Barclay, Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History); Records of remarkable heads; The setting of traps and the skinning of fur-bearing animals; Transportation without horses.