The Bobwhite Quail: Its Habits, Preservation and Increase by Herbert L. Stoddard. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1950. (Originally published 1931.) 7 3/4" x 10 1/4" xxix, 559 pages Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: DJ has minor chipping and bumping to the edges. There is slight tanning. An abrasion on the back panel from the removal of a price sticker. Otherwise, no unusual folds or creases. No large tears. No clips. No large missing pieces. Not price-clipped. Original price of $10.00. BOOK: Bright gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Light cover edge wear. Previous owner name and mark in black ink on the first page. I see no other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IK09b
"The Bobwhite Quail important ally and the farmer and leading game bird of this country, is threatened, by the development of population and the mechanization of agriculture, with the depletions of its numbers, if not extinction. Far too little is known of the bobwhite quail's habits, life cycle, and importance to the public at large, as well as to the sportsman.
To remedy both conditions a group of public-spirited sportsmen financed, and the Bureau of Biological Survey of the Department of Agriculture conducted, for more than five years, a comprehensive research into the entire problem. The investigation extended - in the field, laboratory, and library from March, 1924, until July, 1929. The present volume comprises the essential information so gained.
This summation of the detailed findings is so prepared that it will be of interest to bird lovers, conservationists in general, and ornithologists, as well as of maximum value to sportsmen, game propagators, and others interested primarily in increasing the numbers of these outstanding game birds. Classification and most other technicalities have been avoided; inaccessible material, technical and otherwise, however, has been included whenever it is a vital importance to those engaged in the propagation of quail Or in its natural field increase." - From the dust jacket blurb.