• Gerster diaries, Notes collected in the Adirondacks
  • Gerster diaries, Notes collected in the Adirondacks

Gerster diaries, Notes collected in the Adirondacks

$29.95

This is the book that made trout power 2016 happen. 

November 30, 2010, Blue Mountain Lake, NY — In time for holiday giving, the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, New York announces the publication of Notes Collected in the Adirondacks 1897 & 1898 by Arpad Geyza Gerster, edited by Sidney S. Whelan, Jr.

The new volume is a continuation of Notes Collected in the Adirondacks 1895 & 1896, the Fishing and Hunting Diary with Insights of a Physician, Scholar, and Humanist, acclaimed by Bill McKibben, Nelson Bryant, and Nick Lyons, and many others.

A surgeon who practiced at Mt. Sinai in New York City in the late 1890s and early 1900s, Dr. Arpad Gerster, Hungarian by birth, was also a sportsman, linguist, and an artist. Both diaries chronicle his visits to the Adirondacks, where he had camps at Raquette Lake and later Long Lake.

Gerster's vivid, often humorous observations of nature and people, his delight in the outdoors, and his drawings and etchings offer a larger portrait of the Adirondack region in the age of William West Durant, Great Camps, railroads, and the beginning of the conservation movement.

Illustrated with Gerster's own work as well as maps of the region from the 1890s, the latest book contains an interview with Dr. John C. A. Gerster, Dr. Arpad Gerster's son, and a detailed index covering both volumes. The new book is soft cover, contains 224 pages, and is priced at $29.95.

 

 

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