New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Early Printing. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Near Fine. Item #005525514
A later printing of the first book of its kind published in America: the primary source for the American camping and hiking in the wilderness. Two volumes in one: 405; 479pp., including indices, and b/w illustrations throughout the text. Original green cloth over boards, with gilt titles on spine. A touch of light wear, and previous owner's small ink signature to ffep, else a Near Fine copy. "Camping and Woodcraft "ranks sixth among the ten best-selling sporting books of all time. A standard manual for campers and a veritable outdoor enthusiast's bible for over four decades, this book reflects Horace Kephart's practical knowledge and covers, in depth, any problem that campers might confront. Kephart lived in the Great Smoky Mountains and spent most of his time in the wild, living in a semi-permanent lean-to, traveling with only the bare essentials in a backpack. More than simply a hunting or fishing guide, Kephart's book covers a wide variety of subjects from how to dress game and fish to how to shoot accurately. Every chapter is filled with tips that remain useful even after ...[many] years of improvements in equipment and technology" (University of Tennessee Press)."