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Book Description

[First US edition, limited issue]; **#92 of 325 copies signed by the author/illustrator.** Beautifully illustrated with twenty woodcut plates by the author, plus one or two in-text cuts. Original glossy black cloth, lettered and ruled in silver, top edge silvered; lower corners a touch bumped, and with just a hint of rubbing; small smudges to pp.24-25; uneven mark on rear free endpaper (old rubber band?); contents fresh. From a Montreal heritage library: bookplate, small accession number at foot of p.1, embossed stamp on p.9 and neat ink stamp ("Not to leave library") on rear free endpaper; no other marks. Overall, a fine copy, though original issue slipcase not present.
Dealer Notes
Daglish, a British wood engraver noted for his natural history woodcuts, particularly those of birds, especially for illustrating classics by authors like W.H. Hudson, Henry David Thoreau and Viscount Grey of Fallodon. He was also the author of several self-illustrated natural history and topography books, such as this one.
Author Eric Fitch Daglish
Date 1930
Binding Publisher’s silver stamped cloth
Publisher New York: William Morrow & Company
Illustrator Illustrated by the author
Condition Fine
Pages Viii, [2], 236 p.

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