New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1915. Hardcover. with chapters on the detruction of birds, their economic and aesthetic values, suggestions for dealing with their enemies, and on the organization and management of bird clubs. Bound in blue cloth boards with green title to spine and gilt title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Clean interior with many photographic illustrations. In brown jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Jacket is split between spine and front panel. Chips and tears to edges and rear panel of jacket, which is now protected with a plastic cover. 326 pages. NAT/122618. Very Good / Very Good.
Rosemead, CA: Bookhaven Press, 1968. Number 381 of 500 copies. This lovely miniature book was the second book to be printed at Pall Bohne's Bookhaven Press. As he states in the colophon, Bohne was the author as well as the illustrator, typographer, printer, and binder. "Pall W. Bohne (1935-2017) was an eminent member of the Southern California fine press and book arts scene who was known particularly for his expertise in letter press printing. As the operator of Bookhaven Press in Rosemead, California from 1967-1992, Bohne produced numerous works of ephemera and printed pamphlets, including a few miniature books, including Highlights in the History of American Whaling and Jabberwocky, the Famous Mock Heroic Epic. Bohne demonstrated his skills as an artisan through wood-engraving and bookplate production, and purportedly held a wide range interests in other fields such as beekeeping and blacksmithing" (from UCLA library finding aid for their Bohne collection). Bound in grey paper covers with black glossy paper spine with title in gilt. Small nick and repair to top of spine. otherwise very good. Interior pages near fine with many illustrations by Bohne of whale species, whaling tools, and products made from whales such as scrimshaw and corsets. 45 pages including bibliography. Measures 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches. MINIATURE/111418.
New York: Dodd, Mead Company, 1955. Hardcover. Later printing. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front endpaper. A charming story of natural conservation about Hawk Mountain in Hamburg, PA, written by the curator of the sanctuary. Bound in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In red dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. A few closed tears to edges of jacket. Minor wear to jacket. Minor soiling to fore-edge of textblock, but clean interior. A branch (possibly from Hawk Mountain itself?) is laid into the rear of the book. 222 pages. Very Good / Very Good.
Rutland, VT: Shattuck Studios. Number 2 of 5 copies signed by the book artist. This is an inventive work from well-known artist Carolyn Shattuck that displays her skill in using various book structures to convey meaning and context in the books she creates . In addition to artists' books, she is a painter and creator of paper art. Carolyn exhibits her work nationally in numerous juried exhibitions and has received many awards. Her books have been collected by a number of special collections libraries at universities throughout the country. She teaches Book Art workshops in New England and Florida. She writes: Save the Elephants was designed to bring awareness of their struggle as the population is rapidly declining due mainly to poachers. Her text describes the loss of these magnificent animals and the desperate efforts of those trying to save them. Her design uses an accordion structure from which origami elephants are standing when the book is extended open. They are made with patterned Origami Lokta paper that evoke African fabric designs. The book also uses Canson Mi Teinte, Lama Li, Elephant Hide and Washi papers. The binding is a plain grey. The work is housed in a brown paper slipcase with title label to cover, a gilt paper spine, and a belly band of the same gilt paper. In fine condition. 5.25 x 13.5 x 1.25 inches closed. ARTISTSBOOK/010319. Fine.
New York: Coward-McCann Inc. and National Audubon Society, 1954. Hardcover. Includes tapped in card from the author, signed and a tapped in photograph of the author. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Illustrated. In white dust jacket with red title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor soiling to jacket. 527 pages. NAT/122018. Very Good / Very Good.