OPENING THE OYSTER: A Story of Adventure.
Edition: First edition.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1889. Hardcover first edition - Two young men set off to see the world in 1877 - going from New York to the West,with a stop in Chicago - and from there down to Mexico and the pampas of the Argentinas, on a ship and around the world - vivid descriptions, including San Francisco, the Sierras and deserts of California, and much more. glossy frontispiece and many illustrations in the text. Bound in olive green cloth with gold and black lettering and design on the front. 361 pages.
Condition: A very worn copy of this rather uncommon book - the cloth along the lower edges and corners is frayed, with the underlying boards visible, blank bookplate on front endpaper, front prelim pages loose, but not detached, front hinge cracked and rear hinge rather clumsily repaired. Still a good reading copy.