Safari Press, Inc. 2002 Long Beach, 1st edn, 261pp, profuse photos, ltd to 1000, signed, numbered, & slipcased copies. Fine copy in fine slipcase. Item #003742
This is the book all hunters in North America have been waiting for--the long-awaited biography on Jack O'Connor! Jack O'Connor was the preeminent North American big-game hunter and gunwriter of the twentieth century, and Robert Anderson's masterfully written new work is a blockbuster filled with fascinating facts and stories about this controversial character. Find out how many (desert) sheep and Grand Slams JOC really shot; how JOC killed the same sable antelope twice (10 years apart!); how his absentmindedness made him lose his car; and how he shot his own toe off. This exciting biography is illustrated with dozens of never-before-seen photos made available by the family, and it includes an extensive timeline that lists the major game animals O'Connor shot, the guns he owned, the trips he took, and the books he wrote. The life of JOC is a book on a hunter for hunters by a hunter, and is a must for anyone interested in one of the most famous gun writers of all time. This special limited edition is printed on large format 7x10 inch paper and contains an EXTRA 32 pages of photographs; it also includes copies of original JOC letters and is SIGNED BY ALL THREE of JOC children as well as the author. None of these features is found in any other edition.