Item #16475 Pioneer Decoy Carvers: a Biography of Lemuel and Stephen Ward. Velma Berkey Barry Robert Berkey, Richard Eric Berkey, the Ward Brothers.
Pioneer Decoy Carvers: a Biography of Lemuel and Stephen Ward

Pioneer Decoy Carvers: a Biography of Lemuel and Stephen Ward

Cambridge, Maryland: Tidewater Publishers, 1977. 1st Edition. Quarto. Very good / Very good. Item #16475

A vibrant narrative of the Ward brothers' lives and their achievements, increasingly difficult to find.

This copy signed on the front endpaper by both Ward brothers as well as all three authors. Lem and Steve have dated their signatures in Crisfield, Maryland, 1977, the year of publication.

Green cloth with gilt titling on spine with
large gilt duck illustration on front board. Slight wear on bottom binding edges. Interior is clean except for minor foxing on the endpapers. Dust jacket with mild rubbing and edge wear. as well as some light foxing to verso and jacket flap edges.

Presents well in archival mylar.

A lovely edition and quite scarce signed by all five people involved with the work.

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