American bird decoys by William J. Mackey

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Published by Dutton in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Decoys (Hunting) -- United States.,
  • Folk art -- United States.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementWilliam J. Mackey, Jr. ; with a chapter on American decoys as folk art by Quintina Colio.
ContributionsColio, Quintina.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSK335 .M3
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5947892M
LC Control Number65019954
OCLC/WorldCa1376610

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