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Image for Program Book: American Racing Pigeon Union Convention, Los Angeles 1940
Los Angeles A.R.P.U., 1940

Program Book: American Racing Pigeon Union Convention, Los Angeles 1940 Los Angeles A.R.P.U., 1940

By: American Racing Pigeon Union

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, ARPU: 1940

Seller ID: k180315d

Condition: Near fine.


4to, blue and silver embossed boards. 116 p. Progam book for the 1940 ARPU [American Pigeon Racing Union] held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Many advertisements, including welcomes from Hollywood stars and LA politicians. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Near fine copy with moderate rubbing to back cover. Front cover a delight to behold. A two page advertisement features a scene from Edward G. Robinson’s “A Dispatch from Reuters”, where racing pigeons were used to establish the world’s first news agency. Many of the other advertisements are messages from Warner Brothers ... View more info

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Feathered Game, From a Sporting Journal - Deluxe edition, #47/50 - Presentation Copy

By: Connett, Eugene

Price: $5,500.00

Publisher: Derrydale Press: 1929

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k181227a

Condition: Good


Deluxe edition. #47 of 50 large paper copies with a hand-colored frontispiece by illustrator Edgar Burke. [Siegel 24; Frazier C-10-D.] A presentation copy from Connett to his daughter Marcella; a belated wedding gift with a lengthy inscription on the title page carrying over to the acknowledgements page -- attributing the gift to the persuasive abilities of Connett’s wife “after [drinking] three side-cars.” Small 4to, ¾ maroon morocco, unopened at top edge, marbled boards. Morocco spine, gilt titles, decorations, and five raised bands. Signed by Connett and Burke on the half-title. ... View more info

The Shorebirds of North America - Limited Leather-bound Edition

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $500.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622o

Condition: Fine.


Large folio edited by Gardner Stout and illustrated by Robert Verity Clem, with text by Matthiessen. A landmark volume, considered the standard book in the field. Color paintings of shorebirds in their natural habitats, as well as pencil drawings. Deluxe edition, bound in full leather, No. 97 of 350 copies signed by all of the four authors/artists. Small ¾” scratch at top of spine, otherwise fine in original slipcase. View more info