The Field Guide Art of Roger Tory Peterson: Eastern Birds and Western Birds, in two volumes, each volume is signed by Roger Tory Peterson on the title page
By Peterson, Roger Tory
Pp. 336; 356; with 284 full page fine color plates after paintings by Roger Tory Peterson. Publisher’s original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, housed in a dark blue cloth covered slipcase, folio (17 x 11 inches). Each volume is signed by Roger Tory Peterson on the title page. In these volumes, the illustrations Roger Tory Peterson’s ‘Field Guide to the Birds’ (fourth edition) and ‘Field Guide to Western Birds’ (third edition) are reproduced in the dimensions in which they were rendered. The exquisite details, some of them obscured by reduction to pocket size, are restored here to their original clarity. The influence of Roger Tory Peterson on the field of ornithology is legendary. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement. No ownership marks and no signs of use.
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|A fine copy in a fine slipcase.