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Pictorial Encyclopedia of Furs: "from animal land to furtown"

by Samet, Arthur

Condition: Near Fine /No Jacket


New York: Arthur Samet. 1950. Revised Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. 474 pp, prologue, foreword, acknowledgments, how this book can be profitable and helpful for every day "buying and selling" of furs, introductory theme, I. Fur and Hair of Animals of the Fur Trading Empire; II. Families of Hoofed Animals; III. Weasel Family; IV. Family of Canine Fur Bearers; V. Families of Gnawing Fur Bearers; VI. Bear and Raccoon Families; VII. Ct Tribe; VIII. Aquatic Fur Bearers -- Fin Footed; IX. Pouch Bearing Mammals; X. Family of Insect Eaters; XI. Tale of Tails; XII. Glances at the Fur Merchant in Action -- Seasonal Assortments -- Geographical Distribution of Furs; XIII. Wear and Common Sense Care of Furs; XIV. Appraising Furs for INsurance -- Alphabetical Review of Technical Expressions -- Scheme of Animal Classifications -- Alphabetical Listing of Fur Bears (Translated in five languages) -- Charts of Colors; XV. Trade Practice Rules for Fur Industry; index. Profusely illustrated with Pen and Ink Illustrations by Jules Halfant, and photographs of furs and skins selected by the author. Combined Volumes I, II and III: Completely Revised for 1950 Edition. "When we study the secrets of fur bearers, their development in their native habitat, we discover that these peculiarities are of paramount importance to their existence. These curious characteristics register obvious symptoms of their fur pelts which are immediately recognized by those who buy and sell furs intelligently. This pictorial reference is an attempt to reveal those symptoms which are so valuable in grading furs, and thus every reader might also have the opportunity to share some of that knowledge which experienced fur men acquired after many years of specialization." from the Introductory Theme. Minor edge wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown faux leather with gilt lettering to front board and spine, and brown marbled endpapers.

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