(Buenos Aires: Guillermo Kraft for The Limited Editions Club, 1943). 282 x 210 mm. (11 1/8 x 8 1/4"). xiv, , 307,  pp.,  leaf (colophon and signatures). No. 108 OF 1500 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR.
Original smooth animal hide on top third of binding and rough hide (retaining the hair) on the bottom, all whip-stitched with rawhide, sueded endpapers. Lacking the dust wrapper and slipcase. With 32 full-page illustrations by Raul Rosarivo. Smooth leather a little browned around spine, hair rubbed to skin in several places, hinge split after front free endpapers, but the binding still very sturdy and the contents clean and bright.
This is certainly one of the more unusual bindings done for The Limited Editions Club, and rather appropriate for the memoir of naturalist William Henry Hudson. Born to American parents in Argentina, Hudson (1841-1922) primarily studied birds and was an early proponent of the so-called "back-to-the-land" movement of the '20s and '30s. The present work is his best known piece of non-fiction. (CMH1812)
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