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NOT AS THE CROW FLIES - A Lifetime of Adventures in Exotic and Untamed Lands by  Terry Shortt - Signed First Edition - 1975 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe and Biblio.com

NOT AS THE CROW FLIES - A Lifetime of Adventures in Exotic and Untamed Lands

by Shortt, Terry

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1975. 255 pp. Signed by Terry Shortt. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; brown endpapers; illustrated throughout with wildlife drawings by Terry Shortt. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks around the edges; price clipped; aside from Terry Shortt's signature, no interior markings. Terence Shortt joined the Royal Ontario Museum in 1930 and spent the next 46 years playing an important role in the advancement of ornithology in field research and as an artist of exceptional insight. He led expeditions all over the world and his art became very important to many of the wildlife artists who came later, including Glen Loates, Robert Bateman and George McLean. The Contents are: Introduction; Northern Canada Expeditions; The Nascopie Expedition; The Klondike Expedition; The Alaska Expedition; The Mexico Expedition; The Trinidad Expedition; The Ecuador and Galapagos Expedition; An India Expedition; and At Long Last, an Africa Expedition; followed by an epilogue.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Terry Shortt;. 8vo.


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