Chic and I [Leonard J. Goodwin] 1896 Accounts of Bird Hunting in Southern California/San Diego with his Pointer ~ hunting dog training


Title: Chic and I; ...or.... the Practical Training of a Dog for the Gun. Being a common sense and thoroughly practical method of educating a hunting dog for field work, together with entertaining and instructive descriptions of hunting trips.

Author: Ben-Hur [Leonard J. Goodwin]

Description: Brown cloth board with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Light wear to spine ends; top fore-corners bumped. A few minor spots of soiling to cloth. Owner's inscription on ffep, otherwise interior is clean. 272, plus [20] pages of sportsman-related advertising. Rare. Four copies noted on OCLC (BYU, Yale, William & Mary, Univ. of Missouri).

A colorfully written account of Leonard Goodwin and his hunting dog Chic, a pointer [A.K.C.S.B. 29072]. The narrative follows the training of Chic and drolly describes many of their outings in the mountains, hills, canyons, and waters of Southern California, and particularly the San Diego vicinity. Chic often voices her own opinion in discussion with the author. These are entertainingly told sketches of outings in the wilderness, hunting, and making camp with fellow sportsmen. The primary interest is game-birds, but they also take rabbit and rattlesnake, and encounters with deer and a mountain lion are also recorded, not to mention the encounters with local cactus, tarantula, and quicksand.

Leonard Jeremiah Goodwin (1859-1932) was born in Aurora, Illinois and began practicing law in 1870 in Chicago. Between the approximate years of 1887 and 1895 he continued his practice in San Diego and where he was a prominent figure in the Republican Party. He relocated to Chicago and practiced law there until at least 1910. He spent his final years in northern California in the small city of Orland.


[1] Chic's Alphabet.
[II] Preliminaries.
[III] Toho!
[IV] Heel and Retrieve.
[V] Outdoor Lessons.
[VI] Distemper.
[VII] First Outing.
[VIII] La Presa.
[IX] Retrieving from Water.
[X] Vacation.
[XI] My First Deer.
[XII] A Fight to a Finish.
[XIII] A California Lion.
[XIV] Nuevo.
[XV] Murphy's Canyon.
[XVI] Cactus.
[XVII] The Lagunas.
[XVIII] Camp Life.
[XIX] More Camp Life.
[XX] Camp-Fire Stories.
[XXI] A Change of Base.
[XXII] Pinnated Grouse.
[XXIII] Morning Shoots.
[XXIV] In the Field.
[XXV] A Day with the Ducks.
[XXVI] Old Honkers.
[XXVII] The Deadly Quicksand.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Leonard Goodwin
Place: Chicago
Year: 1896

Keywords: hunting dogs, Pointer, training, shooting, San Diego, La Presa, Perris, Nuevo, Riverside County, Sweetwater Lake, Southern California, California, dogs, canines, hunting, antique, sportsman, game birds,

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