A Phenological Record for Sauk and Dane Counties, Wisconsin, 1935-1945
Madison, University of Wisconsin, 1947. The first separate appearance; reprinted from Ecological Monographs, January, 1947. 40 pages of phenological records and reporting covering a decade of wild plants, birds, and mammals of the region. Leopold died in 1948, and A Sand County Almanac was published posthumously in 1949. The first paragraph of the introduction of this title is (with one change) the first paragraph of the "January Thaw" section of A Sand County Almanac. Bound in blue buckram, this copy is from the library of Joe Hickey, author of A Guide to Bird Watching, who met Leopold in 1941; took over Leopold's teaching duties in Wisconsin's Department of Game Management upon Leopold's death; and helped to organize the posthumous publication of A Sand County Almanac. Rubbing to boards; offsetting to front pastedown from a 1980 newspaper article laid in (presumably by Hickey) about the historic dates (1852 on) when Wisconsin's lakes close (i.e. ice over). A very good copy, without dust jacket. Scarce. [#031708] $450

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