signed first edition
1944 · Washington, DC
by Young, Stanley P. and Edward A. Goldman
Washington, DC: The American Wildlife Institute, 1944. First Edition. Limited Edition Very good+ in the uncommon, 3/4 bison leather and olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with a gilt image of a wolf's head on the front board. The front and rear end sheets have applied to them one page biographies of the two authors. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". The leather at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and worn. The front joint was separated from the backstrip, but has been professionally reinforced to join the backstrip with the front board. The front hinge remains intact. The rear joint and hinge remains tight and strong. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. A limited, presentation copy, one of only 102 copies so produced. The fly title page which is signed, inscribed and dated 1949 by the author to his good friend Dr. Bill Morgan (who was an author and linguist). In his long inscription the author notes that the binding for this particular volume is "buffalo hide" and he mentions the limitation which is not indicated elsewhere in the book. 636 pages including an index, a section of black and white photographs of skulls of North American Wolves, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and 131 plates in total from black and white photographs. An extremely unusual and uncommon copy.
(Inventory #: TB24522)