Good in Fair jacket. Ex-library with usual markings; jacket has significant damage-tears, edge wear, large chips, etc. boards worn at edges and spine tips, corners bumped; some occasional scribbles internally. Florence Page Jaques and her husband, Francis Lee Jaques, who illustrates this classic with beautiful black-and-white nature drawings, experience an unusually thrilling winter vacation following the waterfowl migration. Beginning with a duck-hunting trip in Minnesota, Florence writes a lively and detailed account of their trip down the Mississippi flyway, through the White River bottom swamps in Arkansas, and around the Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in the marshlands of Louisiana."Mrs. Jaques' text, like her observation, is artless and fresh. She observes in an instant, never coolly, and with like spontaneity sets both her observation and her reaction to it." Saturday Review.
Octavo; vg/good; dj, black and gold spine with white lines; no text on spine; dj, chipping; small open and closed tears; tape repair to head edges; HB, dark red cloth spine with silver/green spine; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; illustrated endpapers; text block, clean; B/W sketches; Ex Library Borrower's Card pocket, rear pastedown; 102pp. Rockville.
The Geese Fly High was my second copy of this book. The first was a reprint done in the 1980's a good reprint but not a great reprint of the black ink drawings by the Author's husband, Francis Lee Jaques. After reviewing with a magnifying glass I believe the original drawings were just 2% to 3% more sharp. Good drawings started as great drawings and I am thrilled to get the orginals.
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Sep 16, 2010
EXCELLENT BOOK BY A GREAT ARTIST AND HIS WIFE
This is a very well written book on waterfowl with excellent drawings
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