WILDFOWL AND WADERS, WITH 16 BEAUTIFUL COLOR PLATES BY FRANK SOUTHGATE
SOUTHGATE, Frank. Wildfowl & Waders: Nature and Sport in the Coastlands. Depicted by the late Frank Southgate, R.B.A. and described by Hugh B.C. Pollard. London: Country Life, (1928). Large quarto, original half Japanese vellum, top edge gilt. $450.
First editon, number 509 of 950 copies, of this study of English coastal birds, with 64 illustrations, 16 of them full-page and in color.
Includes chapters on wild geese, ducks and duck shooting, waders, game birds, snipe and woodcock, and “vermin” such as rabbits and domestic cats. With rear flap of scarce original dust jacket laid in. Owner signature, dated 1929, of renowned animal breeder, sportswoman, and collector of sporting and equestrian books, Elisabeth Ireland Poe (“Miss Pansy”), last of the Hanna heirs and mistress of Georgia’s famed hunting lodge Pebble Hill, touted by Harper’s Magazine as “the best winter resort on three continents.”
Some foxing to preliminary and concluding leaves; light foxing to Japanese vellum spine. A fine copy.