Feathered Game from a Sporting Journal

Feathered Game from a Sporting Journal

Feathered Game from a Sporting Journal

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New York: The Derrydale Press, 1929. Approximately 7 1/2 x 10". First edition, LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this being #269. Mottled paper resembling calf leather over boards, some wear to edges, slight scratch on front cover, black cloth spine with gilt lettering, color illustrations by Edgar Burke, in very good + condition. Frazier C-10-a.

A beautifully done book with 10 birds/fowl depicted in lovely watercolor illustrations, accompanied by excerpts from sporting diaries, reminiscing about various hunting trips. The combination of the two creates an accurate representation of each variety. The illustrator, Dr. Edgar Burke, was a self-trained artist but also an ornithologist, who took great care to get an accurate representation of each bird, often using calipers to make sure that dimensions were correct.

Publisher
The Derrydale Press
Binding
Hardcover
Tags
First Edition