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THE HERMIT OF SISKIYOU, or THE TWICE-OLD MAN

MUSICK, L.W.

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Crescent City, CA: Office of Crescent City, 1896. First edition. 12mo. Original light grey stamped cloth with gilt title. Cloth rubbing, Front hinge started. Front endpaper chipped at corner. Rear endpaper missing. Overall all good, sound example. (Item ID: 14103)

This 19th-century Northern California imprint is a long doggerel poem, but with one very interesting feature: it is the first mention in book form of the legend of the Big Foot (Sasquatch): "You have seen and heard the story, too, / Of how, upon Mount Siskiyou / Was seen an ape, or spook, or tramp / In region near the happy camp some years gone byó / That was of stature taller than / The ordinary height of man / Who fed on berries, roots and grouse, / And from whose eye / There gleamed the fierceness of the beast..." (37). The appendix reprints a newspaper account of the Bigfoot sighting, possibly the only place this account survives (we find no holdings anywhere). Only an 1884 Canadian newspaper account of Sasquatch precedes. According to census records, Musick (1844-1919) was a miner. Interestingly, his daughter Irene is listed as a printer. OCLC locates about 20 copies, almost all on the west coast, but rare in trade.


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