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Snowshoe Country
Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, (1944). The 1946 John Burroughs Medal winner, describing October through January along the Minnesota/Canada border, with illustrations by Francis Lee Jaques. Inscribed by Florence and Lee Jaques, with "affection and best wishes to Ruth & Jim [Chapin]." The Chapins were ornithologists: James Chapin wrote The Birds of the Belgian Congo. In the mid-1930s, he and Francis Jaques were part of a group sent to Polynesia to collect specimens for the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Oceanic Birds. The book bears Ruth Chapin's bookplate. Mild sunning; near fine in a very good dust jacket with some marks to the rear panel and two small edge chips. An uncommon book signed, and a nice association copy. [#033861] SOLD

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