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GREAT BOOK OF WILDFOWL DECOYS
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GREAT BOOK OF WILDFOWL DECOYS

Author: Joe Engers, Editor
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Sep 2000
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58574-120-5

Synopsis
Look at an American folk-art treasure, complete with hundreds of lavish full-color photos. Presents decoys in the most sensible & comprehensive way: by region, with each discussed by a recognized expert on that geographic area. The entire range of decoys is covered, from Canada down the Atlantic Coast, inland along streams & rivers to Louisiana, up the Mississippi to the Great Lakes, & across to California & Oregon. Also included are chapters on European decoys, a list of public collections, detailed bibliography, record of top auction prices, maps of waterfowl flyways, & more. Full color throughout; 10x14 inches, 320 pgs.

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A wildfowl decoy is a workingman?s tool, a functional object that hunters use to lure game within range. A wildfowl decoy is also a work of art, a painted sculpture, a portrait of a bird, and an expression of an artist?s skill and imagination.

Also included are chapters on European decoys, how they were made, and how to go about collecting them. In addition there?s a list of public collections of decoys, a detailed bibliography, a record of top auction prices, maps of waterfowl flyways, and a thorough index. Photographs by Bill Buckner; introduction by Robert Shaw.

ABOUT THE EDITOR
Joe Engers is publisher of Decoy magazine. In his extensive travels, he has attended shows and auctions where he has viewed the finest collections of decoys in the United States and Canada.


 
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