The Story of Ajax - Life in the Big Hole Basin by Alva J. Noyes. State Publishing Company. 1914. Helena, Montana. Inscribed, "Ike- this pen is like/ its owner - "Pinney' it wont/ go unless driven./ Truly yours/ Al Noyes/ Ajax". 158 pages. 13 full page black and white photographs. Errata listed below list of photographs. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Bright gilt lettering on front cover - slightly faded on spine, but still quite legible. Cover edge wear. Remnants of previous owner book plate(?) and full-page label inside front cover. Some letters in the word 'forward' on the forward page have been colored in using pencil. I did find a few page corner folds, but they are not obvious. No other previous owner markings. No tears to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. FD17a
"This little story gives some of the history of the beautiful Big Hole Basin and will, no doubt, be of interest to those who may- in fifty or one hundred years-call the place their home. When it was begun I did not know that t was to have bee the first autobiography ever published in Montana. For that reason, if for no other, it will have a distinct istoric value." - From the forward of the book.
"Noyes, Alva Josiah, 1855-1917" - from website: https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu.