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Birds of Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard, Privately Printed, 1959. A complete reference, including a history of birding on the island; an annotated systematic list of all recorded birds; a list of summer, winter and permanent residents as well as migrants and accidentals; where to look for birds and who has seen them; and a large fold-out birdwatcher's map of the island. Inscribed in 1961 by both the co-author Guy Emerson and by Henry Beetle Hough, who contributes the first essay in the book -- "A Ticket to Martha's Vineyard" -- to Eleanor Herrick Stickney, a lifelong, avid bird-watcher who was an ornithologist for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History for 30 years, in charge of the collection of specimens there and director of the library. Henry Beetle Hough was the longtime owner, editor and publisher of the Vineyard Gazette and a Pulitzer Prize winner. A fine copy in a very good, spine-sunned, lightly rubbed dust jacket with a few short tears near the spine crown. An excellent association copy. [#035601] $300

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