New York: Doubleday & Company, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto; pp; xxi, (i), (2), 3-370, index; Illustrated with sixty-five (65) bird and mammal paintings in full-color, and 100 pencil, pen and ink, and scratchboard drawings in black-and-white; decorated green cloth, illustrated endpapers in a pictorial slipcase;. spine lightly faded else very good in a very good slipcase. Item #17249
Detailed biography of Francis Jaques, one of America's great nature artists, authored by his wife Florence. Includes the artist's life and work; his instictive understanding of wild creatures; his illustrious career with the American Museum of Natural History in New York, museum expeditions throughout the Western Hemisphere; the husband-wife partnership of pioneering nature travels throughout the far North. Includes a large selection from the six books produced during their travels; Jaques's journals of nature trips to the South Pacific, the Diomede Islands in the North Pacific, and the Peruvian Islands. Quite scarce.