Hoofed Mammals of the World
By Mochi, Ugo and Carter, T. Donald
Pp. (un-paginated): (12), (80), with 40 full page or double page plates depicting the world’s wild hoofed mammals in silhouette by Ugo Mochi, each plate is accompanied a descriptive leaf of text. Publisher’s original decorated terra-cotta cloth, stamped in black and in gilt on the spine and front cover, and with silhouettes in black of nine mammals, lg folio (15 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches). This is the first edition of this classic work with Scribner's “A” printed on the copyright page. The fine silhouette illustrations by Ugo Mochi were each cut from a single piece of paper; each image show incredible anatomical detail sometimes including the natural background such as mountains or trees. The text is by naturalist T. Donald Carter; he describes the external anatomy, the life histories and the ranges and other information about each species. Laid in at the front is an envelope addressed to Dr. Parker Heath of Boston, MA from the author, Mr. Ugo Mochi; the envelope has its original three cent stamp. Inside the envelope is a typewritten letter signed by the author: “Your letter is most gladly received as Edna and I have always remembered you and your family with great pleasure in fact, with a sort of regret for having lost contact with you all of these past years.” The letter then discusses the price of the book (Hoofed Mammals of the World). The letter closes with: “I am looking forward to coming to see you whenever I have the opportunity of coming to Boston. In the meantime, remember us to Mrs. Heath and believe me.” The letter ends with “Very sincerely yours” with the full signature of Ugo Mochi. Dr. Parker Heath took his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and practiced family medicine in Knox County, Maine, and later in Concord, Mass. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and served at the Annapolis Naval Hospital. He established ‘Parker Heath Investment Management Inc.’ after retiring from medicine at age 65. Parker died in 2004 at the age of 80 years.
|Publisher||Charles Scribner's Sons|
|Publisher Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||There is slight edge wear to the cloth at the bottom of the spine; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.|