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Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts by William T Cox

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Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts by William T Cox. Illustrated by Coert DuBois. Press of Judd & Detweiler,Inc. Washington, D.C. 1910. (1911 stamped nover 1910 on copyright page, perhaps a later issue) 47 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket. Gilt decoration and lettering on the front cover has some fading, but is still quite visible. Cover edge wear, heavy on the back cover top edge. Light soiling to the front cover. On the front cover, the top edge shows some ripple, perhaps water, but I see no evidence of this inside the book. Inside the front cover in blue ink is a gift inscription and a previous owner bookplate. Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings. Binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Pages are flat without creases, folds or dog-earing, although there does appear to be some light wrinkling to some pages - should be visible in some photos. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. Photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. BL14a

Written inside front cover in blue quill pen ink, "After the blaze of 9-17-23/ C S Downes (October, 1928)". Underneath this inscription is the bookplate of Vera and Walter Mulford. 9-17-23 was the date of a major fire in Berkeley California that destroyed many homes,including many of those of Berkeley professors. Walter Mulford was a forester who became based at University Berkeley in 1924where he served as both a professor and a top level official in the Department of Forestry. - Wikipedia

A fantasy field guide by William Thomas Cox (1878–1961), Minnesota’s first State Forester and Commissioner of Conservation, with illustrations by Coert du Bois (1881–1960; US Consul and forester) and Latin classifications by George Bishop Sudworth (1862–1927; Chief Dendrologist of the Forest Service.)[1] The text is a noteworthy resource on folklore, as a century after its initial publication Fearsome Creatures remains one of the principal sources on mythical animals of the United States and Canada. - WIkipedia