Game Fishes of the United States

By: Kilbourne, Samuel A. and George Brown Goode

Price: $850.00

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Book Condition: Very good


Folio (31.5 x 47.5 cm), pp. 46. Limited edition (#755/1,000). Marbled blue paper over black leather quarter binding, gilt titling and fish motif on upper board. Twenty color plates by Kilbourne in sleeve, accompanied by ichthyologist Goode's monograph on fish habits and distribution, which includes black and white illustrations and a "Provisional Map Showing a Geographical Distribution of Game Fishes of Eastern North America" drawn from Goode's sketches and dated 1881. (Bruns, G94) First plate (Atlantic Salmon) has light foxing and wear along top edge, other plates are immaculate. Boards have light wear at head/tail of spine, and rear hinge is loose. Kilbourne, who was trained as a landscape painter and took up fish art in the late 1850s, completed these watercolor paintings just before he died in 1881. Goode served as head of the fish research programs of the US Fish Commission and the Smithsonian, the US Commissioner for Fish and Fisheries, and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Science.

Title: Game Fishes of the United States

Author Name: Kilbourne, Samuel A. and George Brown Goode

Categories: Hunting & Fishing,

Publisher: New York, Winchester Press: 1972

ISBN Number: 0876910851

ISBN Number 13: 9780876910856

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 17746