... Birds and mammals of the Sierra Nevada with records from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1953. 23.5 cm, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv] xv-xvii [xviii] 1-484 [the first leaf is a blank], 32 plates, eight with color illustrations, 2 folded maps, pictorial cloth. First edition. A valuable guide to wildlife of the Sierra Nevada based on fieldwork in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Much of the research was performed as a National Park Service project with Dixon assembling the data for Sequoia and Sumner providing the information for Kings Canyon. Gives descriptions, habits, and park status and records of birds and mammals found in the parks. Includes chapters on "wildlife policies and problems" and "human use of parks." Existing records for species not documented within either park are listed in chapters on "vanished species and questionable records." A presentation copy with signed inscription by Lowell Sumner on the front free endpaper: "To Nancy and Arthur, / dear friends who have / made our Maine / experience so much / richer / Marietta and Lowell." Bookplate of "Penniman" affixed to the front paste-down. A nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket. Uncommon thus. (#155673).
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