COLLECTIBLES 

A REMINDER THAT ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

 

  1. SOLDAbbett. Robert K. A Season For Painting - Collectors Covey - TX - 2001 1st. ed [While Abbett,s art has been the subject of three previous books, this is the first written by the artist. Page after page of breathtaking beauty and unequaled detail. In his review of this exceptional work, Michael McIntosh author of countless books and articles on fine shotguns and wing shooting feels that Abbett may well be the finest painter of dogs who has ever lived.] 4to - 190p - profusely illus in clr - fully indexed - pictorial eps - f/f 
  2. Abbett, Robert K. & Ed Gray Wings From Cover - Willow Creek - WI - 1996 [This book is a stunning collaboration of the talents of noted writer Ed Gray and renowned sporting artist Robert Abbett. Join these two on an uplifting, wide-ranging trek across Americaís autumn uplands as the pair capture page after page of outstanding images and moments with pheasants, sharptails, grouse and woodcock.] 128p - beautifully illus in clr - f/vg+ C$20.00
  3. Apfelbaum, Eli Gottlied, and Steven J. Michaan. Beneath The Ice - Dutton - NY 1990 1st. Edition [In association with the Museum of American Folk Art] [The art of the fish spearing decoy. An outstanding collection of some of the finest spearing lures known.] 87p - wrps - profusely illus in clr - f. $30.00
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  5. Barber, Joel. Wildfowl Decoys - Dover - NY nd (1970's) [A reprint of the author's 1934 release on the history & collecting of decoys. Barber was among the first to recognize the working decoy as a true American art form] - 156p - 144 plates, 4 in clr - wrps - vg. C$10.00 [2] 
  6. SOLDBerkey, Barry, Velma & Richard. Pioneer Decoy Carvers - Tidewater - MD - 1977 1st. Edition [A well researched and interesting biography of the famous brothers from Crisfield, Maryland who's outstanding contribution to the decoy world is unparalleled. While public awareness has liked the Wards primarily with their artistic achievements this remarkable work shift the focus, and places the emphasis on the brothers more as individuals than as decoy carvers.] 4to - 262p - illus with b/w & clr photos - f/small chip out of dj edge, now protected in brodart cover 
  7. Bishop, Richard E. The Ways Of Wildfowl - Doubleday - NY - 1973 [64 full clr paintings & 38 etchings by the world famous artist with accompanying text by Russ Williams.] folio - 260p - pictorial eps - f/f C$40.00
  8. SOLDBrisco, R. Paul. Waterfowl Decoys Of Southwestern Ontario - Boston Mills - Erin, Canada - 1986 - 1st. ed [One of the most sought after, out of print, Canadian decoy reference books, and one that provides the greatest in depth research into an area rich in waterfowling history.] 4 to - 192p - profusely illus with hundreds of clr & b/w photos - fully indexed - pictorial eps - inscribed by the author f/f 
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  10. Burk, Bruce. Waterfowl Studies - Winchester - NY - 1976 [While this superb collection of waterfowl clr & b/w photos was assembled to aid the artist in making realistic carvings & paintings it will be of interest to all with an appreciation of North American ducks & geese] 4to - 254p - f/f C$10.00 
  11. Cahalane, Victor H. (ed) Audubon Game Animals - Hamond - NJ - 1968 [82 full clr prints from The Quadrupeds of North America. Original text by John James Audubon & the Rev. John Bachman] 4to - 171p - illus in full clr - fully indexed - pictorial cvrs - pos on ffep o/w vg. C$10.00
  12. Cheever, Byron. L.T. Ward & Bro. Wildfowl Counterfeiters - North American Decoys - UT - nd (1970's) [A biography of Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland, two of Americas' most appreciated carvers.] Approx 92p including clr & b/w plates - profusely illus with photos - glt pictorial cvrs - covers show edgewear, and slight soilage from handling o/w vg/ndj C$25.00
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  14. SOLD Cheever, Byron. Mason Decoys - Hillcrest - UT - First edition 2nd printing [An exceptional work published in 1974 to aid decoy collectors in identifying the many variations and species of this famous Detroit factory's decoys. It still remains the premier guide for Mason to date.] 4to - 166p - profusely illus in clr & b/w - f/dj has a couple of closed tears & slight chipping at head & tail of spine o/w appears very nice under new brodart protector 
  15. Clark, Roland. Roland Clark's Etchings - Derrydale - MS - 1990 [A beautiful reprint of the 1938 release by Derrydale, being a collection of 69 of the famous waterfowl artist's etchings] 4to - frontis "The Morning flight" forward by Eugene Connett - aeg - includes a complete list of all of the famous artist's etchings - bound in burgundy leather with glt lettered sp & cvr - L/E of 2500 copies - Head of spine chipped o/w f. C$52.00 
  16. Crandell, Bernard W. "Barney" Decoying - St Clair to the St. Lawrence - Boston Mills - ON - 1988 [Among the best in Ontario decoy research books by one of the most knowledgeable collectors who shared so much with the collecting fraternity.] 4to - 208p - profusely illus in clr & b/w with literally hundreds of photos of collectable Ontario Great Lakes region decoys - fully indexed - Signed by the author f/f  C$90.00 [3]
  17. Daumier, Honore' Hunting & Fishing - Leon Amiel - Paris - 1975 [A collection of forty-eight of the French artist-caricaturist's humorous hunting & fishing drawings executed in the mid 1800s, each a full plate. Forward is a biography of Daumier by Paul Vialar. In the notes section appears a complete historical description of each plate] folio -140p - f/vg C$32.00
  18. Delph, John & Shirley Factory Decoys of Mason, Stevens, Dodge, and Peterson - Shiffer - PA - 1980 1st. ed. [A look at the most collectable early commercial makers, the various species, their construction and styles, and their history.] 4to - 168p - illus in clr & b/w - fully indexed - f/vg+ C$30.00
  19. Earnest, Adele. The Art of The Decoy - Bramhall - NY - 1965 1st. Edition [Long before the huge financial rush in the decoy world, Adel Earnest of Stony Point, NY was one of the first women in American history to catch "decoy fever". Adelís appreciation for this art form inspired the production of this, one of the earliest books on decoy collecting.] 208p - profusely illus with photos including 8 pages of clr and with line drawings by Lou Schifferel - f/f C$20.00
  20. Fleming, Patricia (ed) Traditions In Wood - Camden House - ON - 1987 [A history of wildfowl decoys in Canada, with contributions Province by Province by knowledgeable collectors] 4to - 179p - illus in clr & b/w - f/f C$35.00 [9]
  21. Frankenstein, Alfred. After The Hunt - Univ. of California Press - 1969 [The fascinating history of still life painting in America by William Harnett and others.] 4to - 200p - profusely illus in clr - fully indexed -  Inscribed by the author - vg/dj shows some soilage, a bit of edge chipping and a couple of closed tears but quite presentable under a new brodart protective cover. C$25.00
  22. Gates, Bernie. Ontario Decoys - Upper Canadian - Kingston - 1982 1st. Edition [We rarely have the opportunity of offering this very first work on the fabulous decoys of Ontario  Conceived at a time when some of the first US decoys books were beginning to appear, Gates set out to let the decoy collecting world know that early waterfowlers in the great Province of Ontario, Canada had also produced some outstanding work.] 4to - 176p - profusely illus with b/w photos as well as early club membership records of both the St Clair Flats Shooting Company and the famous Long Point Company - original green stiff card covers with mapped end papers - covers slightly scuffed from normal wear o/w vg.  signed by the author  C$75.00 
  23. Gates, Bernie. Ontario Decoys ll - Upper Canadian - Kingston - 1986 [A guide for collectors featuring the work of over 117 known + some unknown makers] wrps - 4to - 221p - 321 b/w photos with history - signed by the author f. C$45.00 [9] 
  24. Gates, Bernie, Jeff Mewburn & William Reeve. Nichol Decoys: The Smiths Falls School of Carving - Quarry - Kingston, Ontario - 2008 1st. Edition [While the carving style and influence of a significant number of early carvers can be readily attributed to specific earlier makers, nowhere in Canada and perhaps North America was that distinction as prolific as the work of the famous Nichol family of Smiths Falls, Ontario. This fascinating book presents the life, times, and achievements of arguably one of the most accomplished and influential families in the annals of North American decoy carving in the twentieth century. With page after page of examples of wildfowl folk art, much available for the first time to the general public, this outstanding work provides guidance for the collector in the challenging task of distinguishing features of birds carved by D.K, Addie, and D.W. Nichol, as well as that of their contemporaries.] 240p - profusely illus in clr photos with more than 200 decoys represented, bound in hardcover, foiled cloth with dust jacket, signed by all 3 authors, only 1500 copies printed. f/f C$50.00 
  25. Guyette, Dale & Gary. Decoys of Maritime Canada - Shiffer - PA - 1983 [A leading regional decoy book featuring extensively researched biographies of the decoy makers from the Canadian Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island.] 4to - 199p - profusely illus with 330 b/w photos & 32 in clr - fully indexed - three inch tear & creases to upper rear of dj [no paper loss] o/w f/f  - C$40.00 
  26. Higginson, A. Henry with a Bibliography by Sydney R. Smith - British and American Sporting Authors (Their Writings & Biographies) - Blue Ridge - VA - 1949 1st. ed. [Being an exceptional sporting literature reference. Forward by Ernest Gee.] 4to - 443p - fully indexed - vg+. C$104.00 [2]
  27. Hilyard, Graydon R. Bogdan - Amato - OR - 2006 [The fascinating autobiography of the man and his world famous reels. Considered by many to be the "Rolls Royce" of the fishing reel industry, Bogdan reels are treasured by collectors and serious anglers world wide. Know for their impeccable performance, endurance, and superb craftsmanship these treasures have landed everything from trout to tarpon during their 30 year history. A loyal clientele will wait up to two years for their order and we understand that the list is impervious to bribes and sob stories...no one jumps to the front of the line.] 208p - illus in clr - f/f C$60.00 
  28. Hochbaum, Albert. To Ride The Wind - Bonnycastle - Toronto, Canada - 2008 [reprinted to aid the Long Point Waterfowl and Wetlands Research fund in itís wetland endeavours. [Among the most impressive of tributes to the wonders of waterfowl and their natural habitat as described by the author, in words, painting and drawings. Hochbaum who did his undergraduate work under the direction of Arthur Allen at Cornell and post -graduate studies in wildlife management at the Univ. of Wisconsin under the great Aldo Leopold, was Director of the Delta Waterfowl Research Station at Delta, Manitoba from 1938 to 1970.] 120p - profusely illus with 30 of the author/artistís exceptional paintings specifically commissioned for this book, and 40 of his pen & ink drawings. C$55.00
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  30. Hunt, Lynn Bogue. An Artist's Game Bag - Derrydale - MS - 1990 [A beautiful reprint of the 1936 release by Derrydale. This work represents Hunt at his best] 4to - 4 clr & 44 b/w plates by the famous artist - aeg - glt lettered sp & cvr - L/E of 2500 copies. - f. C$35.00 [3]
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  32. Jaques, Florence Page. Francis Lee Jaques: Artist of The Wilderness World - Doubleday - NY - 1973 1st. Edition [A richly illustrated biography of one of America's greatest nature artists, written by his wife. Beginning with his days as a young boy roaming the great prairies of the Midwest and the marshes of northern Minnesota, Florence Jaques goes on to describe her late husband's instinctive understanding of wild creatures, and his growing professional skill, that led him to become one of the best-known wildlife artists of the 20th century.] 4to - 370p - profusely illus in a treasury of b/w drawings and 65 bird and mammal paintings in full clr - bound in soft green linen with gold titles and gold inset flying pintail ducks on cover - pictorial eps - forward by Roger Tory Peterson - f in a lightly soiled pictorial slip case C$152.00
  33. Kangas, Gene & Linda. Decoys: A North American Survey - Hillcrest - UT - 1983 1st. Edition [One of the early works developed to aid decoy collectors and among the best in understanding regional waterfowl makers and their styles. All the common regions of the US & Canada are covered with many bios of the early makers describing in detail the individual trademarks of their work.] 4to - 332p - profusely illus in clr & b/w - fully indexed - f/f Signed by the authors C$60.00 [2]
  34. Lanier, Henry W. A.B. Frost The American Sportsman's Artist - Derrydale - MS - 1990 [Reprint of an exceptional work first published by Derrydale in a LTD ed of 950 in 1933, being a collection of the writings and sixty-four of the great artist's painting] 4to - 154p + 64 b/w plates - bound in full beige cloth with glt lett sp & cvr - aeg - L/E of 2500 copies - f. C$30.00 [4]
  35. Another - Premier Press - SC - 1985 [Another exceptional reprint of the work first published by Derrydale in a Ltd. ed of 950 in 1933, being a collection of the writings and sixty-four of the great artist's painting] 154p + 64 b/w plates & an exquisite collection of 12 of the artist's full clr plates - bound in full brown leather with raised bands - gold lett sp & cvr - sewn in silk marker - aeg - marbled eps - the works! Limited to 3000 numbered copies f. C$120.00
  36. Lewis, Russell E. Heddon Plastic Lures - KP Books - WI - 2005 [Finally a definitive identification & price guide to the plastic [including pyralin & bakelite] lures manufactured by America's most famous artificial bait company.] 4to - 255p - profusely illus in clr - fully indexed - f. C$32.00
  37. SOLD Lunman, Larry. David W. Nichol and the Decoys of the Rideau Canal Waterway - Four Color - KY - 2009 [Lunman's pains taking research and great personal interest in this fascinating corner of Canadian decoy geography is unparallel. While the famous Nichol family of Smiths Falls, Ontario can be considered as the anchor for this important work it by no means ends with this iconic family but reveals the profound influence they had on so many other important and less prolific decoy carvers in the region.] 161p - illus in clr - signed by the author- f/f 
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  39. SOLDMackey, William F. American Bird Decoys - Dutton - NY - 1987 2nd edition [One of the great all time reference books on waterfowl decoys.] 256p - profusely illus in b/w & clr. - pos on title page o/w f/vg+  
  40. Marbles Outing Equipment - 1942/43 Trade Catalog - Gladstone, MI - [24p - 8 Ĺ x 11] all original, full clr - full product line with a very interesting wartime introduction - includes a company printed loose flyer of knives, compass', sites, & cleaning rods dated May 53. - cvrs [front & back] feature a bull moose against a royal blue background - overall vg+ with minimal edge wear, staples in tact, no handwriting or torn pages C$100.00
  41. McCracken, Harold. The Frederic Remington Book - Doubleday - NY - 1966 1st. Edition [From the days when the earliest Spanish explorers rode the first horses northward from Mexico, through the days of the immigrant covered wagons, until the last defiant Indian war whoop was permanently silenced, the sprawling land stretching westward from the Mississippi River has provided a backdrop for one of the most dramatic, colorful and prolonged episodes in the history of the human race. Much has been written about this vast region rich in history and much has been captured with camera and artist’s brush. In the case of the later, one name jumps clearly to the front of the line. This outstanding biography and collection of Remington’s Western American Art is nothing short of a treasure with page after page of vivid reminders of the early American West.] Folio (10 ĺ x 13 Ĺ in) - 284p - profusely illus in clr & b/w - bound in full tan leather with gold titles & glt outer edges - limited to 500 hand numbered copies signed by the author - f in slip case with leather label C$190.00
  42. McCrary, Bill. Broadheads and Broadhead Collecting - Privately Published - Madison, WI - 1987 1st. edition. [A very scarce and thorough work on the history and collectability of broadheads.] 4to - wrps - 234p - profusely illus with drawings by Ed Snyder - limited edition of only 200 copies, inscribed by the author - pos o/w near f. C$100.00
  43. Michigan, The State of. Game & Fish Laws 1926 - Lansing - 1925 -197p - Compiled by Charles J. DeLand, Secretary of State & John Baird, Director Department of Conservation - fully indexed - wrps - vg. C$44.00 [Fun to look back]
  44. Millais, John Guille. The Life & Letters Of Sir John Everett Millais in 2 Vols - Stokes - NY - 1899 1st. American ed. in 2 vols. [Considered one of the greatest painters of the Victorian period - this biography by his son reflects English Victorian life at it's finest and follows his fathers rise to fame in the Royal Academy] Total 957p - profusely illus with the fine work of Sir John - bound in wine cloth with glt lett sp - teg - both vols vg+ (A handsome set) C$90.00
  45. Ohio, The State of. Fish and Game Laws 1925 - 1926 - Columbus - 1925 [18mo - 59p - Compiled by Charles Charles V. Truax, Director & D.O. Thompson, Chief, Division of Fish & Game - wrps staple bound in pictorial cvrs f..  [waterfowl bag limit 25 ducks & 8 geese....my how things have changed!] C$32.00
  46. SOLD Reeve, William C. Peter M. Pringle: Master Decoy Maker - McGill Queens Univ. - Canada - 2002 1st. Ed. [Over the past 20 or so years, a relatively small number of exceptional decoys have surfaced and been attributed to a Dunnville, Ontario carver by the name of Peter Pringle. Various decoy books have paid modest tribute to this carvers work, most recognizing it as exceptional and others suggesting an obvious mentor of the highly acclaimed Ken Anger of the same community. Reeve has not only solved the mystery but done a remarkable job in researching and documenting the life of Pringle and the beauty of his decoys.] 199p - profusely illus with clr & b/w photos - fully indexed - f/small closed tear to rear of dj [not noticeable under new brodart protective cover] signed by the author 
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  48. SOLDReiser 111, Harold W. Chance: A Man of Great Talent, Strength and Mystery - Decoy Magazine - DE - 2002 1st. Edition [The biography of Chauncey Wheeler, one of the Thousand Islands greatest decoy carvers. Born in a log cabin on Wellesley Island, NY in 1862, Chauncey grew up and spent most of his life on Holland Street in nearby Alexandria Bay, NY where besides his exceptional gunning decoys he carved wall plaques of both Ĺ decoys and flying ducks.] 4to - 182p - profusely illus in clr & b/w - f/f 
  49. SOLD Schaldach, William. Coverts & Casts - Barnes - NY - 1943 1st ed [An author with superb talent equally as a writer as well as artist] 4to - 138p - profusely & beautifully illus, incl clr frontis & 3 exquisite full clr plates - bound in burgundy cloth with glt lett sp & cvr - cvrs show shelf wear o/w vg 
  50. Schaldach, William J. Fish By Schaldach - Live Oak - SC - 1993 [Collected etchings, Drawings and Water Colors of Trout, Salmon and Other Game Fish] 4to - pages not numbered (approx 120) profusely illus in clr & b/w with the exceptional art of the author - marbled eps - aeg - sewn in silk ribbon marker - bound in full tan leather with glt pictorial covers and spine - #86 in the deluxe limited edition of only 450 copies - f in it’s original linen slip case C$125.00
  51. Schaldach, William. Path To Enchantment - Macmillan - NY - 1963 1st ed [An artist in the Sonoran Desert Schaldach conveys in works & graphic illustration, his observations in the great Sonaran for over a dozen years.] 4to - 220p - wonderfully illus in b/w by the author-artist - pictorial eps - cvrs show some surface wear and a bump to the lower front corner o/w vg. C$24.00
  52. Schaldach, William J. Upland Gunning - Barnes - NY - 1946 [The collected Etchings & Watercolors of Sport in the Field and Allied Subjects.] 4to - pages unnumbered (about 240) - Illustrations by Schaldach include: Dry points, Watercolors, Etchings, Aquatints, & Soft grounds. 13 of Grouse, 11 of Woodcock, 8 of Quail, 5 of Pheasant, 2 of Jack-Snipe, 4 Interludes, 9 Small Plates, 2 Bookplates & 2 Miniatures - rebound in wine covers - vg. C$60.00 [2]
  53. Another - Rebound in original covers with a gold lettered spine replacement and fresh end papers - 2 inscriptions in the author's hand and an original pen & ink drawing of his famous "Leaping Trout" on the front free end paper - bit of sunning to the covers & lower corners bumped o/w an exceptional piece vg. C$240.00
  54. Schroeder, Roger & Ernest Muehlmatt. Songbird Carving - Stackpole - PA - 1987 [World-class ribbon winner, Muehlmatt with detailed instruction on carving & painting 10 favorite songbirds.] 4to - 248p - illus clr & b/w - vg+/vg+ C$28.00
  55. Scott, Peter. Wild Chorus - Country Life - UK - 1947 [A nice copy of the trade edition of the author/artist's exceptional work on waterfowl in which many of the illustrations were inspired by the view from his then lighthouse home.] 4to - profusely illus in clr & b/w - bound in green cloth with glt titles - vg+ C$24.00
  56. Simmons, Albert Dixon. Wing Shots - Derrydale - MS - 1990 [A lovely reprint of the 1936 Derrydale work being a series of 82 pages of plates featuring camera studies of American game birds & other birds of field & stream, on the wing] 4to - bound in gray cloth - aeg - glt lett sp & cvr - L/E of 2500 copies - f. C$25.00
  57. SOLDSorenson, Harold. Decoy Collectors Guide 1963-1964-1965 - pp - Iowa [Three of the early years (1st. 12vols) bound in hard covers by the original publisher f/no dust jacket issued.] 356p in total - profusely illus with exceptional early photos and the art of Lou Schifferl - f. 
  58. SOLDAnother - 1966-1967 Annual - 128p - wrps, spiral bound - f. 
  59. SOLDAnother - 1968 Annual - - 127p - wrps, spiral bound - f. 
  60. SOLDAnother - 1977 Annual - 136p - wrps, spiral bound - f. 
  61. SOLD Sotheby's / Guyette & Schmidt. American Waterfowl Decoys: The Distinguished Collection of Dr. James McCleery - NY - 2000 [Profusely illus catalog of the dispersal of the single most important decoy collection in history. This famous sale of 641 lots of decoys, powder tins, game calls, cartridge boxes and other related collectibles grossed almost $11,000.000] 247p - spectacular clr photos - selling price list included - wrps - f. 
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  63. Stewart, Jim & Larry Lunman. Decoys Of The Thousand Islands - Boston Mills - Erin, Canada - 1991 1st. ed [A comprehensive & well researched work on the rich waterfowling & waterfowl decoy history of the upper St. Lawrence River.] 4to - 239p - illus with over 400 outstanding photos by Peter Steer (150 in clr) - a valuable aid to decoy collectors or indeed anyone interested in the fascinating history of the early sportsmen of this beautiful region -  f/f $190.00  
  64. SOLD Stewart, Jim. The County Decoys "The Fine Old Decoys of Prince Edward Country, Ontario" - Boston Mills - Erin, Canada - 2004 1st edition [A very complete and extremely well researched work on one of the most important "decoying" regions of Canada. Known throughout the collecting community for it's fine hollow carved decoys, many dating well before 1900. Stewart has captured the true beauty and deserving historical value of the creativity of the area's early market hunters and their interesting lives.] 196p - illus with exceptional clr photos by Peter Steer and with the paintings by Alan Brooks - signed by the author f/f  
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  66. Stout, William A. Saginaw Bay: Waterfowl Hunting and Decoy Carvers - PP - MI - 2006 1st. Edition [A remarkable first work that chronicles the rich waterfowling heritage of one of the most historically important gunning areas on the Great Lakes. Stoutís painstaking research reveals much previously untold history of the Bayís many hunters during the late 1800ís through the end of the 20th. Century with new information about the private clubs and public outfitters of the last 100 years. As well as many humorous tales of hunterís experiences, information regarding the lives and carvings of 90 makers of decoys used on Saginaw Bay are discussed including detailed biographies of 32 of them. A gem of a waterfowling / decoy book and among the best to come to print in recent times.] 400p - illus with photos & maps, most in clr - Signed by the author f/f C$65.00 [3]
  67. Tanner, V. A Bibliography of Labrador (Specially Newfoundland-Labrador) - Helsingfors - Helsinki, Sweden - 1942 [Being a very rare and desirable copy of the authors treatise of printed material including books, papers, and maps concerning Labrador, and Newfoundland's share of the great peninsula. This is a most extensive list resulting from the author's travels to Libraries and Institutions throughout the world.] 83p - fully indexed - wrps (original stapled card covers) - slight wear to head of spine and two small chips out of upper edge of front cover o/w a very presentable copy of an important work - vg. C$120.00
  68. Tunnicliffe, C.F. Shorelands Summer Diary - Collins - UK - 1952 1st. ed. [Being a study of bird-life conducted by the pre eminent British wildlife artist during his first summer on his home island of Anglesey.  Tunnicliffe's precocious artistic talent won him a scholarship to Macclesfield School of Art at the young age of fourteen.] 4to - 160p - profusely illus with 16 exceptional full-page clr plates and numerous b/w text drawings & sketches - bound in publishers rose cloth with glt titles and glt pictorial curlew scene on cover - gift inscription on ffep o/w vg. C$60.00
  69. Union Espanola De Explosivos - UEE Collection - Privately published - Madrid - 1995 [To commemorate it's Centennial in 1996, UEE, Europe's largest producer of shotshells and munitions produced this lovely collection of it's 100 years of calendar art. Beginning in 1900 the company began a tradition of commissioning a famous painter of the time to create a picture to illustrate it's annual calendar.] 4to - 252p - profusely illus in clr - signed by Jose' Martin, Director General or UEE's Cartridge Division - f/f C$60.00
  70. Vandervell, Anthony & Charles Coles. Game & The English Landscape - Viking - NY - 1980 [Extensive areas of the countryside today owe their form to the history of sport. The imprint of the hunter and fisherman on the landscape has probably been more marked in England than in any other country, but the role of the sporting man has been far from fully appreciated and sometimes blatantly misunderstood. This is the first book to pay tribute to the hunter and the angler and their great contributions to the shape, texture, and beauty of the English countryside.] 4to - 159p - profusely illus in b/w & clr - forward by the Duke of Wellington - f/f C$10.00
  71. Veasey, Tricia. Waterfowl Illustrated - Schiffer - PA - 1983 1st. edition [Creative photographer and professional carver, Tricia Veasey has quite simply produced an exceptional reference book for the carver or taxidermist alike.] 4to - 296p - profusely illus with close up shots of divers, marsh ducks, geese , swans, grebes & loons, including an exceptional 97p full clr section - fully indexed - f/f C$48.00
  72. Weidensaul, Scott. Duck Stamps: Art In The Service of Conservation - Gallery - NY - 1989 [A portrayal of some of the finest works of wildlife art of the last 55 years covering the history of duck stamp programs and the lucrative business of collecting that has sprung up around them.] Folio - 165p - profusely illus in clr with more than 200 stamps from both state and Federal programs from the early days of Frank Benson and Ding Darling through the modern era of stiff competition - f/f C$8.00 [2]
  73. Weiler, Milton C. The Classic Decoy Series -Winchester - NY 1969 [24 Color Plates of Classic American Waterfowl Decoys with accompanying letterpress. Intro by Ed Zern, Forward by William J. Mackey.] Folio 13" - Gilt wrps, paper bound with ribbon tie at base - boxed with printed labels - Limited to1000 signed and numbered copies - vg. in a vg. box C$300.00
  74. Weiler, Milton C. Classic Shorebird Decoys - Winchester - NY - 1971[A portfolio of 24 exceptional clr paintings by Weiler, loose in a 3 fold sheaf inside the front cover. The same 24 prints are repeated in b/w accompanied by descriptive letterpress bound in. Text by William J. Mackey, into by Ed Zern. A remarkable and beautiful undertaking and the ultimate gift for the decoy enthusiast.] Folio 15 1/4" - presentation box with paper labels - Limited to 957 signed and numbered copies - f. in a near f. box C$320.00
  75. Wieland, Terry - Coheleach: Masters of The Wild - Briar Patch - SC - 1990 1st. ed. [An absorbing study of both the artist and his work. During his three decades as a wildlife artist, Guy Coheleach has been honored on every continent.] Oblong 11" x 12" - 177p - profusely illus with 108 magnificent clr plates and dozens of interesting sketches - Introduction by Gene Hill - fully indexed - tiny smudge on front cover edge o/w f/f C$36.00
  76. Wieland, Terry - The Moving Art of Manfred Schatz - 1991 - Gulf - TX [In the painting of wildlife in motion, the name Manfred Schatz towers above all others. He so dominates his chosen specialty that fellow artists now refer to a "Schatz School" and many confess to going through a "Schatz Period" attempting to emulate this German born master. So far, no one has succeeded, and Schatz stands alone as a wildlife impressionist. If you have long admired this artist's fine work as we have, this exceptional book will give you hours of enjoyment.] Oblong 11" x 12" - 175p - profusely illus with 104 full clr images and numerous sketches - Introduction by Laurence Isard, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History - bound in taupe covers with glt titles - f/dj inner edge sunned o/w f. C$52.00