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DWELLERS OF THE MARSH REALM

McKishnie, Archie P. [1875-1946]

Published by M.A. Donohue & Company, 1937
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Small 4to. (25 cm.) [4]5-79p. Black and white frontispiece drawing plus 11 other full-page black and white illustrations by Franz Johnston. Brown cloth with black letters on the front cover and the spine and a black and white pictorial onlay that duplicates the illustration on p. 19 of "Daddy Longneck Heron and Mr. Swamp-Coon." Book is near fine to fine with no internal markings and all illustrations present and in fine condition. Jacket is slightly tattered, but mostly all there. Archie P. McKishnie [1875-1946] was a nature writer from Quebec who is best known for LOVE OF THE WILD (1910). Francis Harris (Franz) Johnston [1888-194], who produced the fine illustrations in this book written for children, was a Canadian artist, briefly associated with the Group of Seven, exhibiting at only their first show. In 1921 he left the group to become Principal at the Winnepeg School of Art and to pursue his own exhibitions. Johnston's style became increasingly realistic throughout his life and he was particularly interested in the quality of light reflected from snow. He taught at the Ontario College of Art and in 1927 changed his name to Franz Johnston. During his career, Johnston achieved considerable success and found a great following among the public. Bookseller Inventory # 005408

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Title: DWELLERS OF THE MARSH REALM

Publisher: M.A. Donohue & Company

Publication Date: 1937

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Franz Johnston [1888-1949]

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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