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Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With special reference to the Food-Habits , based on over Four Thousand Stomach Examinations.

Warren, B. H.

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ISBN 10: 1597111937 / ISBN 13: 9781597111935
Published by E.K. Meyers, State Printer, Harrisburg, PA, 1890
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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xiv (ii), 434 pp, list of plates, introduction, orders, appendix: birds of prey and the "sealp: act of June 23, 1885; bood of hawks and owls; the food of crows; the English sparrow; some nocturnal migrants; protection of birds; list of authorities; glossary of technical terms; index. Illustrations after Audubon: 100 Plates, 99 of which are in Full Color. Second Edition, Revised and Augmented, 1890. "The present report is a brief summary of field observations made by the writer during the past 10 to 12 years, in the State of Pennsylvania, with numerous notes from naturalists and collectors in nearly every county in the commonwealth." from the Introduction. Frayed to front fore-edge corner board with partially rubbed fore-edges, and faint foxing to prelims, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Three-quarter black buckram over marbled papper-covered boards, lettering to spine, and decorative endpapers. Size: Thick 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 002377

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Title: Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With ...

Publisher: E.K. Meyers, State Printer, Harrisburg, PA

Publication Date: 1890

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Revised Edition.

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"The Unseen Eye" presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: in each image, the gaze of the subject is averted, the face obscured or the eyes firmly closed. The pictures present a catalog of anti-portraiture, characterized at first glance by what its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals. Amassed over the course of 30 years by New York collector W.M. Hunt, the collection includes works by masters such as Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Imogen Cunningham, William Klein, Robert Mapplethorpe and Robert Frank, as well as works by lesser-known artists and vernacular images. Hunt's instinctive pursuit of striking images has resulted in a collection that manages to evoke a picture of humanity from birth to death, with all the associated nuances of memory, wit, eroticism, fear, grief and horror. More than 350 intensely evocative and frequently surreal images are brilliantly sequenced in this volume; the cumulative effect is unnerving and riveting. Most critically, the images are drawn together by the narrative of the collector himself, in a highly personal monologue that weaves throughout the book, in which Hunt offers his own perceptive responses to the images he has gathered over many years. The result is a series of surprising epiphanies about how and why one collects.

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W.M. Hunt is a collector and dealer specializing in contemporary photography in New York, where he also teaches at the School of Visual Arts. A selection from his own collection was exhibited at the Recontres d’Arles Photographie in 2005 and later at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, and at FOAM, Amsterdam.

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