Lynn Bogue Hunt. Very Good+ hardcover in deep red boards. Normal shelfwear including slight rubbing to the head and the foot of the spine as well as slight creasing to the fore-edge corners. Normal aging including yellowing to the page-ends. Otherwise, pages, text, and b&w images are clean and bright. Overall, an attractive copy. 533 pp.
Very Good in Good jacket. 540 pages. A new edition of Heilner's popular work. Illustrated throughout from black-and-white paintings and drawings by Lynn Bogue Hunt. Later printing of this edition. Covers spotted, generally very good. Worn and faded dust jacket, missing a two-inch piece from the top of the spine. Inscribed by the author, To Enos Booth, from one sportsman to another, with the best wishes of the author. Van Campen Heilner. November 1940.
Camden, South Carolina. The Premier Press. 1992. Limited Edition. Book number 1441 of 3000 copies published. 8vo. ( 8 ½ x 6). 540 pp. including index. Illustrated color frontispiece. Black and white plates. Text drawings and maps. The book is bound in full black leather with gilt titles and decorations. Marbled end papers. All edges gilt. Original glassine dust jacket. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Hunt, Lynn Bogue. Near Fine. Knopf, later printg. 540pp. Photo section. Illustrated by Lynn Bogue Hunt with 16 full page color prints and many b&w drawings. Nearly 150pp of photos. Van hunted all around the world and tells his adventures here. This is one of the finest waterfowling books ever written and should be in every wildfowler's library. Very clean copy, interior as new. Binding is tight. Getting difficult to find. Moderate wear to cover, this copy is near Fine w/o dj.
Van Campen Heilner conveys his passion, expertise, and broad experience for waterfowl hunting based on experiences from a time just before the full-scale industrialization following world war II. This book is a "must-read" for anyone who wants to learn about duck hunting, but also to tap into a greater sensibility about the companionship it creates and the responsibility it places on its participants to act in an ethical manner, and to protect wetlands and waterfowl. If only more modern-day writers would approach this topic with the ethics and humility of Mr. Heilner, we would have a far richer body of contemporary literature and a far greater sense of the importance of acting responsibly in the field.
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