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American Water & Game Birds

Austin L. Rand

Published by Dutton and Co, New York, 1956
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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in the original 1/2 cloth and green Holland boards, with over 200 illustrations 310 in color, what is note worthy is the work by Eliot Porter here, not noted by most sellers, and the fine artist Ugo Mochi, not price clipped, original price was 11.50 dollars!! one chip to rear to dj else fine. petite signature on title page by Rand signed Austin L. Rand. only known signed copy. Austin Loomer Rand (1905 1982) was a Canadian zoologist. In 1942, Rand became assistant zoologist at the National Museum of Canada, now the Canadian Museum of Nature. From 1947 to 1955, he was curator of birds at the Field Museum in Chicago and was chief Curator of Zoology there from 1955 to 1970. He was a frequent contributor to The Auk, the ornithological journal of the American Ornithologists' Union, an organisation of which he was elected a Fellow as well as serving as its President in 1962 1964. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 000441

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Bibliographic Details

Title: American Water & Game Birds

Publisher: Dutton and Co, New York

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Cloth and Boards

Illustrator: Eliot Porter and Ugo Mochi

Book Condition: Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: By the Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

Book Type: Private Press

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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