Ruffed Grouse.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi, 1947.

Price: $850.00

About the item

Burke, Edgar. First Edition, No. 150 of 210 copies, signed by the author and with an extra loose plate inserted. Illustrated with 16 black and white photographs, and six color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke. xii, [1]-271, [1], iii, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. BISCOTTI'S COPY. Three quarterlack morocco, gilt spine, tan cloth sides, t.e.g. A FINE COPY, in original numbered slipcase. Bookplates of Alan L. Harvie and M.L. (Duke) Biscotti. Biscotti p. 242; Heller 2:694.

Item #259243

The natural history of the grouse, with methods of hunting and the author's experiences with guns, dogs and people. An important, very scarce, and very sought-after volume, in fine condition.

"Ruffed Grouse, like its companion volume Woodcock, was the first work devoted entirely to that game bird. Both titles enjoy high demand from hunters, naturalists and collectors.The deluxe edition is the most sought after of the four Knopf titles produced with deluxe editions. This is the case not just because of its content, or from a supply standpoint; the deluxe edition of Ruffed Grouse is a magnificent example of bookbinding.Sales records indicates only 165 copies of this limited edition were actually sold." [Biscotti].