C005: Two Decoy Publications, 1979 & 1980 Philadelphia Wildfowl Expositions

Scarce copies of the 1979 and 1980 Philadelphia Wildfowl Exposition publications, sponsored By The Women's Committee of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and published by The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Softbound 96 and 50-page, respectively, first editions with stiff covers, each measuring 8-1/2" x 11". The copies are in excellent unmarked condition except for a prior owner's name that is printed inside the front cover of the 1979 catalog. There is very light soiling on the covers. Many photos and drawings, all in black and white, are included. The 1979 issue is divided into four parts: Part One, Decoys and Their Use; A Cultural Interpretation. Part Two, Waterfowl: History, Habitat and Conservation. Part Three: An Artist's Gallery: Louis Agassiz Fuertes(1874-1927). Part Four: Philadelphia Waterfowl Exposition: Artists and Their Work. The 1980 publication is divided into three parts: Part One, Decoys For Collectors. Part Two, 18th and 19th Century Wildlife Artists. Part Three: The Philadelphia Waterfowl Exposition: Artists and Their Work. US shipping included.

Price: $19.00

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C004: Autographed Copy, Top of the Line Fishing Collectibles

Author: Donna Tonelli Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Limited Copyright: 1997 (1st edition) Pages: 176 Format: Hardcover (8.5" x 11") w/dust jacket ISBN-10: 0764302094 Autographed copy of Top of the Line Fishing Collectibles by Donna Tonelli. The hardbound book covers many facets of sport fishing memorabilia including lures, decoys, winter ice fishing equipment, rods, reels, and related folk art from some of the country’s finest sporting collections. With 160 pages and over 350 color photographs, plus vintage photographs, Donna has compiled an impressive selection of quality collectibles. Full descriptions and a value guide makes this book a great resource of information for antique dealers, tackle collectors, and folk art collectors. Near-new condition with no writing other than the authors autograph. US shipping included.

Price: $28.00

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C001: 1983 Decoy Auction Catalog, Donald F. Moore, Associates

The Sporting Collector's Auction, Donald F. Moore, Associates, Seaford, Delaware. The auction, held Nov. 10, 1983, in Easton, Maryland, included 293 lots of decoys and associated art and collectibles. The softcover catalog is staple-bound and consists of 36 pages of photos, descriptions and estimated values for the auction lots. The post-auction realized price key is included. Condition is unmarked and very good with very light soiling and wear on the cover sheets. Catalogs such as this provide an essential historical resource for the informed collector. US Shipping included.

Price: $8.00

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B019: American Waterfowl Decoys; The Distinguished Collection of Dr. James M. McCleery

Scarce limited edition hardbound catalog with dust jacket of Dr. Jim McCleery's American waterfowl decoy collection. Published by Sotheby's in conjunction with Guyette and Schmidt for an auction January 22nd & 23rd, 2000. The collection is recognized as the best ever assembled and grossed nearly $11 million at auction. Excellent condition with no writing. The dust jacket is worn at the top of the spine, otherwise mint. 248 pages with full color photos with descriptions and prices of all lots, including decoys, shot shell boxes, prints, posters, firkins, duck calls, whistles and powder cans. The list of prices realized is included. I've included photos of several representative pages showing typical content as well as the Table of Contents. US shipping included.

Price: $140.00

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B003, 1929 Limited Edtion Book, The Compleat Walton, Izaak Walton

The Compleat [Complete] Angler and The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert & Sanderson, With Love and Truth & Miscellaneous Writings. Edited By Geoffrey Keynes. Illustrations By Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist. Publication Date: 1929. Publisher: The Nonesuch Press, 16 Great James Street, Bloomsbury. Author: Izaak Walton. First edition of Walton's complete writings. Limited to 1600 numbered copies, 1100 copies for the United Kingdom and 500 copies for Random House in the United States (this copy being No. 977). Octavo (8 3/16 x 4 7/8 inches; 208 x 123 mm.). 631 pages. Six engraved portraits (Walton, Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert, and Sanderson) by Charles Sigrist, including frontispiece. Ten drawings of fish and a lead weight by Thomas Poulton, printed from line blocks, the fish color stenciled by The Curwen Press. Two seals of Donne redrawn by Poulton and printed in red. Original full natural morocco with front cover decoratively tooled in gilt and spine lettered in gilt in compartments. The leather, particularly on the spine, has darkened somewhat with time and handling, but is otherwise undamaged. Top edge gilt on the rough, others uncut. Marbled endpapers. Housed in the original marbled paper covered slipcase which shows wear on the edges and corners. The Complete Walton, which includes The Compleat Angler, is said to be the third most frequently reprinted book in the English language after the Bible and the works of Shakespeare, "The Compleat Angler" is as much about life as it is about angling. First published in 1653 in thirteen chapters, Walton continued to add to his work through editions in 1655, 1661, 1668, up to his fifth and final edition in 1676 containing twenty-one chapters.

Price: $325.00

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B033: American Decoys Book

Author: Quintina Colio Publisher: Science Press Copyright: 1972 (Limited Edition) Pages: 96 Format: Hardcover (10.5" x 9.25") ISBN: Excellent overview of many of the finest examples of North American decoys made between 1865 and 1920, including many from Bill Mackey's collection. Illustrated with both color and black and white photos, the layout is exceptional. Number 315 of a Limited Edition of 550, signed by the author. The cover is lightly faded with some scuffing at the top and bottom of the spine. The pages are in excellent unmarked condition. An extremely rare and long out of print volume!

Price: $135.00

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B001B: Gunner's Paradise Decoy Book

Authors: E. Jane Townsend Publisher: The Museums at Stony Brook Copyright: 1979 (1st edition) Pages: 152 Format: Softcover (10" x 7") Library of Congress: 79-90551 A history of Long Island wildfowling tradition, based on the collection of The Museums at Stony Brook, including information and numerous black and white photos of decoys from the region not available elsewhere. Unmarked with very slight wear and soiling to the soft cover, including a very small tear at the top of the spine. Price includes US shipping.

Price: $25.00

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B012: Duck Decoys and How to Rig Them Book

Author: Ralf Coykendall, Sr. Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Copyright: 1955 (1st edition) Pages: 125 Format: Hardcover (6.5" x 9.5") w/dust jacket Library of Congress No.: 55-9877 The first practical book on decoying, including the author's rules for studying the duck's habits, the landscape, planning the rig and recording the facts for future reference. Illustrated with black and white photos and line drawings. Signed and personalized by author, the book remains in excellent condition with some wear and tearing to the dust jacket, particularly along the edges. Price includes shipping.

Price: $45.00

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