Alexander Wilson by Robert Plate
Wanderer in the Wilderness
by Robert Plate
David McKay Company, 1966, [First Edition], b/w illustrative plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little rubbing to edges and corners, dustjacket has shelf and edge wear with small tears and chips, creasing and surface wear (see photographs)
'Scottish-born Alexander Wilson gave the new country his gifts, becoming the father of American ornithology and its first great bird painter.
Alexander Wilson's neo-classic style by its cool objectivity was admirable suited to painting birds; his accompanying notes from field study and personal observation set example for all who followed. Mr. Plate's biography does justice to a fascinating man and a life of drama and mystery.'