The Bison The Great American Buffalo

By: Bjorklund, Lorence F.

Price: $18.00

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Book Condition: Good


First Edition Exlib hardcover in rust paper covered boards with line drawing of a buffalo climbing a steep grade on the plains on frt cover. Tips and spine ends bumped and lightly brushed. Tape marks on boards and endpapers from formerly secured jacket. No tears or finger soil in the profusely illustrated 64 pp text but there are library stamps on endpapers and foot of page block. Card pocket and all pages present, but the lower tips of the front end paper and half title page show a burn mark. Unclipped original dust jacket in new mylar lightly sunned on backstrip with library call tag present, but no tears or chips. Soft b/w charcoal illustrations on buff colored paper by Bjorklund throughout. Nearly hunted to extermination before the heroic efforts of a few conservationists rescued the pitiful remnants of the once mighty herds, now Bjorklund re-creates the life and death of the buffalo of the plains and the frontier of the Old West. With beautiful double-page illustrations, many of them sketched from life, and with informative and often moving descriptions, Mr. Bjorklund shows the prehistoric bison, the discovery of the "Indian cattle" by Coronado's scouts, the migrations and stampedes, the fighting bulls and the cow and her calf. To the Indians, the buffalo furnished food and clothing, fuel and shelter, weapons and utensils. When the white man came, he slaughtered the buffalo and destroyed the basis of the Indian's economy. Now for the first time the full story of this magnificent animal is placed in its true perspective as its vital role in America and history is retold.

Title: The Bison The Great American Buffalo

Author Name: Bjorklund, Lorence F.

Illustrator: Bjorklund, Lorence F.

Categories: NATURE,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, The World Publishing Co.: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: R46804

Keywords: Birds and Birding, Flight, Flapping Wings, Running Start, Taking Off, Tail Feathers.,