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The Bird Decoy: An American Art Form A Catalog of Carvings Exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

By: Johnsgard, Paul A., ed.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Lincoln, North Carolina, U.S.A., University of Nebraska Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001874

ISBN: 0803208871

Condition: Near Fine


Contributions by collectors and carvers Starr, Hall, Haertel and Johnsgard, Exhibition catalog of carvings exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska. Looks at Michigan, Ontario, Nebraska, Illinois and Great Plains. View more info

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Collector's Guide to Decoys

By: Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Wallace-Homestead Book Company: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001875

ISBN: 0870695800

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Decoys: A North American Survey

By: Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Spanish Fork, Utah, USA, Hillcrest Publications, Inc: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001886

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Decoys of the Winnibego Lakes

By: Koch, Ronald M.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Amherst, Wisconsin, USA, Palmer Publications, Inc.: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001871

ISBN: 0962072702

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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American Bird Decoys

By: Mackey, William J., Jr.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 001887

Condition: Good


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 o... View more info

Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast: Carving Traditions of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California

By: Miller, Michael R.; Hanson, Frederick W.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Davis, California, USA, MBF Publishing: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001888

Condition: As New


This book is the only title that takes an in-depth look at the previously under appreciated Pacific Coast decoys, decoy carvers, and hunting traditions. Hundreds of decoys shown with black and white photography along with regional information on style, etc. and numerous biographies of carvers. The book took many years to produce and after publication delays, was finally released in 1990. It is thorough, well organized, and all encompassing. This book isn't meant to intro... View more info

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Masterworks of the Illinois River

By: O'Brien, Stephen B., Jr.; Carlson, Julie

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Stephen O'Brien Fine Arts: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001867

ISBN: 0977063100

Condition: New


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. View more info

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Duck Boats: Blinds: Decoys and Eastern Seaboard Wildfowling

By: Raymond R. Camp

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, U.S.A., Alfred A. Knopf: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001879

Condition: Good


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. Condi... View more info

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Floaters and Stick-Ups: A Personal Survey of Wildfowl Decoys

By: Reiger, George; Garrett, Kenneth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, David R. Godine: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001883

ISBN: 0879236434

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

The Marine Room of the Peabody Museum of Salem

By: Robinson, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Salem, Massachusetts, Peabody Museum: 1921

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001899

Condition: Good


This blue-cloth hardcover book has an aged paper spine label that bears the title of the book. The label has had some losses to the top edge but the entire title remains intact. The binding is solid in the front, and although solid still in the back, there is a split in the paper at the junction of the back cover and the last page. Inside the front cover is pasted the book plate of a former owner that reads "Ex Libris Crandon." Pasted in to the first white page is two-pa... View more info

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Gunners Paradise: Wildfowling and Decoys on Long Island

By: Townsend, E. Jane; Leifsen, Marian, ed.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Long Island, NY, The Museums at Stony Brook: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001868

Condition: Near Fine


151pp, soft cover in small quarto landscape size. This volumes includes an excellent catalog of the museum¿s collection of more than 236 decoys, plus background information on hunting in the area, the hunting tradition, the clubs, and the men who made the sport, the decoys, and perpetuated the sport in Long Island. Very Fine condition. View more info

Silver in New France

By: Trudel, Jean

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, National Gallery of Canada, for the Corporation of the National Museums of Canada: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001891

ISBN: 0888842562

Condition: Very Good


The covers of this exhibition catalog are appropriately tinted silver. The exhibition, which was organized by the National Gallery of Canada, featured the historic silver of "New France" garnered from more than 39 private and public collections. The initial essay by the author, Jean Trudel, covers both 17th- and 18th-century French silver brought to Canada and Canadian-made silver. More than 177 objects are shown in the catalog; all with large format black and wh... View more info

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American Wildfowl Decoys

By: Waingrow, Jeff

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, E. P. Dutton Group with The Museum of American Folk Art: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001876

ISBN: 0525243674

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

The Decoy As Art: Waterfowl in a Wooden Soul

By: Warner, James A.; White, Margaret J.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Wilmington, Delaware, USA, Middle Atlantic Press: 1985

Seller ID: 001869

ISBN: 0912608250

Condition: Very Good


Art photographs of decoys artfully displayed. A coffee table book. Dust jacket and book in fine condition. Tear at edge of front cover dust jacket stabilized with Brodart cover. Interior clean. View more info