OUR AMERICAN GAME BIRDS by Van Campen Hellner
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OUR AMERICAN GAME BIRDS

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As originally planned for September, at $3.00, this book was decidedly incomplete. The author gave the family tree, names, etc. of each bird, its habits, breeding grounds, and migratory haunts in brief, encyclopedic form. An expert shot and authority on wild fowl, rather than writer, he left the description of the birds to the illustrations. Lynn Bogue Hunt, a superb draftsman, not a painter, has done the 19 line drawings, but his colorist is noted for flamboyant effects rather than accuracy of detail. The pictures are helpful where drake and hen differ markedly, but since in many cases the similarity is too close it was important to add descriptions of each individual bird mentioned in the book. Hence the appendix, with complete descriptions of the birds as well as migration maps, text on waterfowl regulations, flight tables, and a chapter on Gun Dogs by Ettinge Werner, publisher of Field And Stream. So now you may honestly tell your clients, especially women buying this book for men, that it is complete, authoritative and indispensable. It will fill a need in every sportsman's library. And it is a beautiful book, and liable to be in great demand come Christmas.

Pub Date: Dec. 5th, 1941
Publisher: Doubleday Doran