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Alexander Wilson by Robert Plate

Alexander Wilson by Robert Plate

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Alexander Wilson

Wanderer in the Wilderness

by Robert Plate

David McKay Company, 1966, [First Edition], b/w illustrative plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners, stamp to inside back cover, dustjacket has shelf and edge wear, 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.'


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