HALLE, Louis J., Jr.
Birds Against Men
NY, Viking, 1938. The 1941 John Burroughs Medal winner. Halle, as the New York Times said in its review of this book, is "a writer who sees birds and makes us see them." This copy is inscribed by the author, at Cambridge, in the month of publication: "To Dee Dee, with greetings, best wishes, regards, salutations, etc./ Louis Halle (Louis J. Halle, Jr.)/ April 23, 1938." This is the issue bound in brown cloth with a blue and beige onlay. Based on the date of the inscription, this would be the first issue: there was a more common later issue in orange cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with several small edge chips and an inch of insect damage to the front spine fold. Illustrated, and with dust jacket illustration, by Lynd Ward. Halle was a naturalist, diplomat and professor, and late in his life a political philosopher: his book Out of Chaos (1977) was an attempt to summarize all of human knowledge, and to draw a pattern of order emerging, over time and through evolution, out of chaos. [#033863] SOLD
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