Locke, Clark. Illustrations by Thoreau MacDonald.
Title COUNTRY HOURS.
Publisher Ryerson, Toronto, 1959, first edition.
Seller ID 17651
105 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "These sketches by Clark Locke are for country-lovers, and all townsmen who find pleasure in the scents, the sounds and the flavour of the farm, the woods, and the fields. They set forth in sharp little vignettes the beauties and the oddities, the private habits and personalities of many Ontario birds and animals. The secret night march of the frogs; the earliest soloist in the dawn chorus; Captain Pistol, the s w a g g e r i n g barnyard rooster; the untamed Shrew; the strange ritual of 'bird-anting', - subjects like these, inspired by moments of personal observation or chance encounter, have the atmosphere of the country...." Light edge wear, two tiny s pe ck s on t op o f te xtblock. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling and tiny tear/chips along top edge, some darkening to spine and flap-folds/edges, light soiling on rear panel. VG/G+