Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thunder Bay, San Diego, CA; First Edition edition (1990)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,756,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #91 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Sports Memorabilia & Cards > Sports Memorabilia
This book spends more time on loan to antique dealers and decoy collectors then it does in my library. It is an excellent reference work for collector and waterfowler alike. Everyone who sees it and collects, deals or dreams wants a copy. But we simply can't find them. Superb pictures and detailed text. We rate it excellent all around.
This book is a great resource for providing information on the history and art of making decoys. The book breaks down by geographic area within the US some of the most renown carvers and styles of the past. Though this book does give an account of all of the known carvers within a specific area, it does prompt you to look further within the state or flyway to seek more information. Whether you are a waterfowl hunter, antique dealer, a wood craftsman, or you just like American folk history, this book will provide something of interest to all.
Whether you are an avid collector or are new to the fascinating world of duck decoys, this impressive book is a must-have for your library. The over-sized pages feature large, high-quality color photographs which clearly illustrate the beauty of each carefully chosen specimen. I'm quite surprised that one can find a copy to buy; it was quite a bargain at its initial price of only $75. This book is worth every penny at any price! I particularly love the stunning cover photo and am proud to display this book on my coffee table. My advice is that if you can find a copy for sale, don't hesitate to buy it!
the pictures are exquisite and the research is extensive. Duck decoy collectors will love it. It's big, but still beautiful.
An outstanding work. I will use this for reference for many years to come. Fast service. Very satisfied.
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