Pound Ridge, NY: FishDecoy.com, 2004. First. hardcover. Illustrated throughout with 110 excellent full-color plates, printed in six-color offset lithography with multiple varnishes on heavy stock. 208 pages. Oblong 4to, black boards, d.w., all edges silver. Pound Ridge, NY: FishDecoy.com, 2003. First edition. A fine copy of this scarce book - quite gorgeous and expensively produced. TOGETHER WITH 2 boxes of American Fish Decoy blank 4x6 note cards printed on museum grade stock. fine / fine.
The author's attempt to present decoys as to "allow the reader to appreciate the workmanship and ingenuity of each piece", which was certainly accomplished. Contents display Michaan's personal decoys, one to a page on black background. Included are examples by the most sought decoy makers such as: Peterson, Janner Sr., Seymour, Meldrum, Schroeder, DeFer, VanDenBossche, Fox, Trombley, Ramey, Bruning, as well as early decoys by unknown New York and Native American makers.