ISBN. Hardback. No statement of later printing on copyright page. No dustjacket; bound in dark blue boards with gold gilt lettering on spine. Very Good condition copy with minor wear to corners and edges; previous owner's gift inscription on reverse white side of front glossy endpaper. lower right corner of boards and pages show minor moisture stain; slight foxing on pastedowns and endpapers; otherwise tight, sound and unmarked.
Illustrated by Ralph Ray. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. Tight clean book in blue decorated cloth with touch of sunning to spine ends; contents clean and unmarked but for name to front endpaper; in DJ with considerable edgewear and a 1.5" tear.; 91 pages.
New York. Oxford University Press. 1946. First Edition. 4to. (10 x 8). 91 pp. Illustrated color frontispiece. Color plates. Text drawings. The book is bound in green cloth with gilt titles on the spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Some foxing to the end papers, otherwise very good in a good-very good dust jacket with light edge wear and a couple of small chips.
Ray, Ralph. Very Good in Fair jacket. Jacket front cover top is diagonally creased and missing a 2 inch triangular piece, rubbing to the covers, some foxing to the endpapers and jacket flaps. In mylar for preservation. Very little wear overall to the book itself. Text is clean. 'This is a book to delight all sportsmen and everyone interested in bird life. An ornithologist and sportsman, [the author], who has written widely on birds, angling, and gunning, here considers in informal style the habits of the ruffed grouse, the ecological conditions under which it flourishes, and the problems of the gunner. ' Illustrated. 91 pages.
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