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American Bird Decoys, Mackey, William J., Jr.
1 American Bird Decoys Mackey, William J., Jr.
New York, NY, USA E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1965 Hardcover Good Good Book Colio, Quintina 
The focus of this book is on decoy forms and regions of production. Topics range from ducks and geese, shore birds, "odd" birds, decoys of vanishing and vanished birds, and crows and owls. Regions discussed include states all along the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Virginia, and to the Middle West. More than 200 black and white illustrations, with 8 in full color. Photographs were taken by another well-known decoy collector and scholar Quintina Colio. Considered to be one of the staples of the decoy collectors¿ library. Dust jacket is beat up, but protected now in a mylar Brodart cover. Interior, exterior boards and spine clean and tight. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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American Decoys: Ducks, Eiders, Scooters, Geese, Brant, Swan, Shorebirds from Peeps to Curlew, Gulls, Terns, Owls, Crows, Blackbirds, Herons, Loon, Fish & Other Unusual Decoys from 1865-1920, Colio, Quintina
2 American Decoys: Ducks, Eiders, Scooters, Geese, Brant, Swan, Shorebirds from Peeps to Curlew, Gulls, Terns, Owls, Crows, Blackbirds, Herons, Loon, Fish & Other Unusual Decoys from 1865-1920 Colio, Quintina
Science Press 1972 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 
This book was designed as a memorial to the great collector Bill Mackey. Numerous color and black and white photographs. The author and other passionate contributors looked at the birds, the makers, the history of decoys, and the change over time of the both decoys and their real models all while appreciating the decoys as folk art. The authors' knowledge of hunting and history made their commentary particularly interesting. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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American Factory Decoys, Fleckenstein, Henry A., Jr.
3 American Factory Decoys Fleckenstein, Henry A., Jr.
Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Schiffer Pub Ltd 1981 0916838536 / 9780916838539 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 
This book focuses on the factory-made decoys, but unlike other books of similar titles, it is the only one that also explores the smaller and lesser known of the factories and their products in some depth. An excellent title, full of numerous photographs, advertisements, etc. Fine condition, with some slight wear to edges of the dustjacket, which is now protected in a mylar Brodart cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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American Wildfowl Decoys, Waingrow, Jeff
4 American Wildfowl Decoys Waingrow, Jeff
New York, NY, USA E. P. Dutton Group with The Museum of American Folk Art 1985 0525243674 / 9780525243670 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Palmer, Carleton 
This book features decoys from the Alastair B. Martin Collection at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City, NY, USA. The book features over 50 essays each featuring a decoy from the collection made during the period of 1870-1960. Forward by Adele Earnest. Very Fine condition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Carteret Wildfowl Heritage Dudley, Jack
Lewes, Delaware, U.S.A. Decoy Magazine 1995 0963181521 / 9780963181527 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Lawrence, David Inscribed by Author(s)
Numerous decoys shown¿primarily is color, along with the photographs of the people, buildings and artifacts of the clubs supporting decoys and waterfowl hunting in the area. This book deals with the Carteret County area of North Carolina. Very fine condition. Inscribed to previous owner Jim Barthe (a major decoy collector from the west coast) by the author. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Collector's Guide to Decoys, Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene
6 Collector's Guide to Decoys Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene
New York, New York, U.S.A. Wallace-Homestead Book Company 1992 0870695800 / 9780870695803 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Overall collector¿s guide with many black and white printed photographs. This volume goes over the basics, including collecting philosophy, construction techniques and materials valuing, auctions, undervalued decoys, fakes and alterations, regional photo essays, and cataloging one's collection. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Decoys of Maritime Canada, Guyette, Dale;Guyette, Gary;Guyette, Dale and Gary
7 Decoys of Maritime Canada Guyette, Dale;Guyette, Gary;Guyette, Dale and Gary
Exton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1983 0916838765 / 9780916838768 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
The Guyette name has been associated with decoy knowledge for some time. This book covers the decoys of maritime Canada, which is techincally still part of the Atlantic Flyway. Covering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick; this book has over 330 black and white photographs of decoys with an additional 32 color illustrations to show the species that prevailed in this area. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Fleckenstein, Henry A., Jr.
8 Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region Fleckenstein, Henry A., Jr.
Exton, Pennsylvania, USA Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1979 0916838242 / 9780916838249 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
More than 150 decoys shown in black and white photography, along with maker biographies. Sticker of former owner on inside of front cover. Previous owner also taped in a couple of additional illustrations inside the rear cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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9 Decoys of the Thousand Islands Stewart, Jim; Lunman, Larry
Erin, ON, Canada Boston Mills Press 1992 155046048X / 9781550460483 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
The Thousand Islands region covers the myriad small islands at the northeastern end of Lake Ontario between New York and Ontario, along the Upper St. Lawrence river. The seven chapters look at the distinct carving styles that came out of this region with the help of more than 400 photographs including more than 150 in color. Scarce. Excellent condition. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Decoys of the Winnibego Lakes, Koch, Ronald M.
10 Decoys of the Winnibego Lakes Koch, Ronald M.
Amherst, Wisconsin, USA Palmer Publications, Inc. 1988 0962072702 / 9780962072703 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
This book covers the makers and carving traditions of the Winnebago Lakes region of Wisconsin. The book is comprehensive and includes biographies of 147 carvers, descriptions of the lakes, and all aided by numerous black and white photographs. Scarce. Very fine condition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Decoys: A North American Survey, Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene
11 Decoys: A North American Survey Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene
Spanish Fork, Utah, USA Hillcrest Publications, Inc 1983 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 
This was the first publication to cover all of the areas in North America where decoys were produced; touching on all of the four major American flyways: Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific. More than 500 black and white photographic illustrations of decoys, with an additional 66 color photographs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Duck Boats: Blinds: Decoys and Eastern Seaboard Wildfowling, Raymond R. Camp
12 Duck Boats: Blinds: Decoys and Eastern Seaboard Wildfowling Raymond R. Camp
New York, U.S.A. Alfred A. Knopf 1952 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book Ray, G. Don 
The author of this book was for many long years the Road-and-Gun Editor of the New York Times. This is an early overview of the history, blinds, areas, equipment, and rules about duck hunting, etc. There are instructions about setting up decoys in lines, etc. The best part of this book however is the wonderful retelling of the early duck hunting stories, the characters who made the stories a reality, and the "big fish" tales. Some illustrations, but primarily text. Condition Fair to Good. Dustjacket torn, but protected in mylar Brodart color. Acid-transfer staining on inside covers from newspaper articles. Otherwise fine. One of the earlier works written on the subject. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Factory Decoys of Mason, Stevens, Dodge, and Peterson, Delph, John; Delph, Shirley
13 Factory Decoys of Mason, Stevens, Dodge, and Peterson Delph, John; Delph, Shirley
Exton, Pennsylvania, USA Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1980 0916838331 / 9780916838331 1st Edition Hardcover As New As New Book Signed by Author(s)
Color photographs of more than 200 decoys, plus numerous black and white photos and line drawings. All help identify and authenticate these factory-made decoys. Chapters on species and special order models. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Floaters and Stick-Ups: A Personal Survey of Wildfowl Decoys, Reiger, George; Garrett, Kenneth
14 Floaters and Stick-Ups: A Personal Survey of Wildfowl Decoys Reiger, George; Garrett, Kenneth
Boston, Massachusetts, USA David R. Godine 1986 0879236434 / 9780879236434 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
This book looks at the trade of decoys and collecting overall. Craftsmanship, acquisition, definitions, history, etc. The stories contained within the covers are worth hearing. Tales of auctions and makers, great finds and stories of the trade help the interested reader understand the passion of the great collectors. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Louisiana Duck Decoys, Frank, Charles W.
15 Louisiana Duck Decoys Frank, Charles W.
New Orleans, Louisiana Charles W. Frank, Jr. 1975 0882891413 / 9780882891415 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Very Good Book 
This scarce catalog looks at the carvers, their materials, their tools, the regions, etc. for Louisiana and includes a section on why we should care about these decoys. In fact, they are under appreciated and scarce thanks to the numerous storms that wiped out blinds, clubs, and other places where such decoys were often stored. This is the softcover first printing with tan/brown paper covers and gilt writing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Louisiana Duck Decoys, Frank, Charles W.
16 Louisiana Duck Decoys Frank, Charles W.
Gretna, Louisiana Pelican Publishing Company 1979 0882891413 / 9780882891415 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 
This scarce catalog looks at the carvers, their materials, their tools, the regions, etc. for Louisiana and includes a section on why we should care about these decoys. In fact, they are under appreciated and scarce thanks to the numerous storms that wiped out blinds, clubs, and other places where such decoys were often stored. Book is very good condition. The dust jacket has some shelf rubbing and sunning of the very spine, but is otherwise in very good condition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Mason Decoys: A Complete Pictorial Guide, Goldberger, Russ J.; Haid, Alan G.
17 Mason Decoys: A Complete Pictorial Guide Goldberger, Russ J.; Haid, Alan G.
Lewes, Delaware, U.S.A. Decoy Magazine 1993 0963181513 / 9780963181510 1st Edition Hardcover As New As New Book Signed by Author(s)
Twenty-three chapters and extensive small but good color photographs. Chapters cover all designs. Numerous examples of all designs, grades, styles, etc. Book is written by well known collectors of Mason decoys for more than twenty years. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Masterworks of the Illinois River, O'Brien, Stephen B., Jr.; Carlson, Julie
18 Masterworks of the Illinois River O'Brien, Stephen B., Jr.; Carlson, Julie
Stephen O'Brien Fine Arts 2005 0977063100 / 9780977063109 1st Edition Soft cover New Book 
This catalog is softcover in plastic slipcase. New in wraps. Numerous beautiful color photographs. Published by the well known collector and dealer Stephen O¿Brien of Boston in coordination with the exhibition ¿The Illinois River Meets the Chesapeake,¿ a two-month exhibit of Tom Figge¿s Illinois River decoy collection displayed at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland. Scarce. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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New Jersey Decoys, Fleckenstein, Henry A.
19 New Jersey Decoys Fleckenstein, Henry A.
Exton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1983 0916838757 / 9780916838751 Hardcover As New As New Book 
This book by decoy expert Henry Fleckenstein is focused exclusively on decoys made in New Jersey and for the Delaware River. Over 600 decoys shown in primarily black and white photographs. As usual, Fleckenstein uses numerous photographs to provide as many comparative examples as possible. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Ontario Decoys: Some Regional Carvers and Styles, Gates, B.
20 Ontario Decoys: Some Regional Carvers and Styles Gates, B.
Kingston, Ontario The Upper Canadian 1982 0969118600 / 9780969118602 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book Inscribed by Author(s)
More than 75 black and white photographs with many chapters going through regions and makers¿ biographies. Biographies are well researched and include known dates, locations worked, etc. Signed by author and inscribed to previous owner, and previous owner's name written in pen on inside of front cover. Some light scuffing to green paper covers. Otherwise it looks as if the book was never opened. Fine condition. Scarce. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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