The Great Auk

by Fuller, Errol

Garefowls, Penguins of the North, Riesenalks, Apponaths, Great Auks - all of these were names for a sea bird whose extinction was entirely the work of humankind. The birds existence ended on the morning of the third day of June 1844, when the last two recorded great auks were killed by three fishermen on the island of Eldey. a few miles south of Iceland in the North Atlantic Ocean. For thousands of years, until not so long before that fateful day, great auks swam the Atlantic in their millions and flocked to their breeding grounds from Newfoundland in the west, to Iceland and the Outer Hebrides in the east. Whole colonies at a time were hunted to death for their meat, feathers, and fat by sailors and fishermen from Europe and the Americas. Since the total vanishing of the species, the great auk has become an icon of extinction, alongside the dodo, the passenger pigeon, and the moa. More highly prized as a trophy than any other extinct bird, all its attributes - from its eggs to the oral history of its demise - were until fairly recently, voraciously collected. Its protean appearance in almost every artistic and visual form, from cigarette boxes to bronze and marble statues, has immortalised one of the most tragic man-made extinctions. The Great Auk: The Extinction of the Original Penguin tells this tale of destruction and of what we, as a species, do to the world around us. Errol Fuller is a world-renowned authority on extinct birds and the author of many books concerned with extinction and conservation.

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The Great Auk Project, 1998. Limited/Numbered. Leather Bound. Collectible: Very Good/As New. Harris-Ching, Raymond. Signed by Author. Number 103 of a limited edition of 400 signed and numbered copies. Bound in half Morocco over marbled boards. Slipcase. Over 200 color plates, a tipped-in color frontispiece by Fuller, and a limited edition print by Raymond Harris- Ching. 448 pp.… Read more
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Southborough: Errol Fuller, 1999. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Signed and numbered first edition, this is copy 393/400. Half leather binding with marbled boards, gift dedication on front endpaper verso, else internally as new, tipped-in frontispiece; leather of cover has some marking, mild corner rubbing; slipcase has some light shelfwear and marks, still in very good condition. Heavy, 3.28kg,… Read more
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New York: Harry N Abrams Inc, 1999. 448pp/200 colour plates, other illustrations. Every aspect of the Great Auk's natural-and unnatural-history is covered, with special chapters devoted to its life cycle and the years during which it dwindled to extinction. Other chapters concern prehistory, archaeological finds, and areas where the bird made its home. This fascinating historical catalogue covers every known… Read more
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Harry N Abrams Inc, 1999-11-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; New York, 1999. Hardcover. Large and heavy book. Additional shipping may apply. A Very Good, blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine, binding firm, interior and extremities tidy, bit of spine edge wear, some scattered foxing top text block edge, mild sunning to page margins,… Read more
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Kent : The Author, 1999. Errol Fuller. 1999 1st hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Folio 310 x 245mm, 448 pages. Colour and mono. photos, drawings, artwork. Book condition: Very good, clean dark blue embossed boards, tight binding, no inscriptions. Jacket condition: Very good, clean, bright, not faded, not creased, not price-clipped. Comments: The Great Auk was exterminated in the 19th… Read more
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New York: Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. 1999. 1st Edition. 4to 447pp . Very Good+ in Fine DJ. B&W and Color Illustrations. Bottom corners just slightly bumped. The Great Auk is an extinct, penguin-like seabird, not reliably seen since the year 1 844 .
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