The Game Birds of California

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The Game Birds of California

By Grinnell, J., Bryant, H.C. and Storer, T.I.

SKU# 18745

$ 100.00

Pp. x, 642; 16 full page color plates by Fuertes, Brooks, Alexander, Howell and Dawson. 93 text-figures (line-drawings and halftone).  Publisher’s original dark blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, lg 8vo.  This is the first comprehensive review of the game birds of California.  It is still a valuable source with superb color plates by the leading bird artists of the day.  Signature of ornithologist J. R. Pemberton on the front endpaper.  John Rothwell “Bill” Pemberton (1884-1968) was a Los Angeles-born Stanford-educated petroleum geologist and engineer by training, and ornithologist by avocation.  He authored over 30 publications in ornithology and co-produced a film on the life of a condor starting at birth (from Wiki).  No other ownership marks and few signs of use.

Publisher University of California Press
Publisher Place Berkeley
Date Published 1918
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Light edge wear at the head and foot of the spine, bottom outer corner with small bump; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition