1907 Rare First Edition ~ Tenants of the Trees by Clarence Hawkes, Illustrated by Louis Rhead.
Author: Clarence Hawkes, Illustrated by Louis Rhead.
Title: Tenants of the Trees.
Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page & Company, 1907. First edition; first impression, May 1907 stated.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 "X 5.5 ".
Pages: 210 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good decorated original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 8 wonderful full-page plates by Louis Rhead.
The book: Beautiful first edition of Tenants of the Trees by America's Blind Naturalist Clarence Hawkes.
The author: Clarence Hawkes (December 16, 1869 – January 19, 1954) was an American author and lecturer, known for his nature stories and poetry. Born in Goshen, Massachusetts, Hawkes was physically disabled at a young age; part of one leg was amputated when he was nine, and he became blind four years later after a gun discharged in his face during a hunting accident. He was subsequently educated at the Perkins School for the Blind in Boston, where he befriended the young Helen Keller. In 1899, he married Bessie Bell, who illustrated his first book, and the couple moved to Hadley. His prolific career saw the publication of over 100 volumes on a variety of topics; upon his death, the New York Times referred to him as the "blind poet of Hadley".
In 2009, English professor James A. Freeman published the book Clarence Hawkes: America's Blind Naturalist and the World He Lived In to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Hadley's birth.
The Illustrator: Louis John Rhead (November 6, 1857 – July 29, 1926) was an English-born American artist, illustrator, author, and angler who was born in Etruria, Staffordshire, England. He emigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-four.
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