New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Item #21456
Four volumes. Thick 4tos. Brown buckram spines, gilt; tan buckram boards with the upper boards blocked with a rule in gilt and an illustration by the author. Top edges gilt. Illustrated with photographs as well as line drawings by the author. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece.
Limited to 177 numbered sets signed by the author. This is copy No. 65. The author has signed the frontispiece of Volume I, as usual.
A fine set with only traces of soil and wear.
Illustrated with 1500 photographs, halftone plates and line cuts, most made from Seton's own drawings from life, documents 100 land animals, "which are considered 'game,' either because they have held the attention of sportsmen, or received the protection of law." These include cats, wolves, foxes, bears, raccoon, badgers, weasels, deer, antelope, buffalo, sheep, peccary, squirrels, rabbits, armadillo, and opossum. A superb monument to American game animals north of Mexico, and their preservation.