London: Hurst And Blackett Publishers, 1871. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; 336; illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved title page vignette; three quarter burgundy morocco, and marbled paper covered boards, black spine label lettered in gilt;. upper board is detached but present, spine head and foot chipped and worn, internally complete and very good;. Item #17682
Gillmore begins his narrative in Montana and it is intrguing, not unlike a Mountain Man memoir. His observations are interesting, published five years before Custer meets his fate at the the Little Big Horn, this is the West as it is about to dramatically change from the frontier to settled territory. Parker Gillmore was a Scottish world traveller, big game hunter and later a soldier, who arrived in South Africa in 1875. He served as a captain in the British Army during the Crimean War and had wide shooting experience in North America, India, China and Africa. He was also a prolific author, writing about his journeys that had taken him to dangerous parts of North America and Africa. On occasion, Parker Gillmore used the pen-name Ubique [Latin for ‘everywhere’].