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Bateman, Robert
ISBN 0-670-80384-7, The Robert Bateman NaturalistÕs Diary 1986 Autographed Copy. Viking, Penguin Books Canada Ltd., Markham Ontario. 125 Pages (not paginated). Original AUTOGRAPH by Author ÒR. BatemanÓ in blue ink on inside front cover. This is more than just a calendar book, it is full of text and is more like a small size book on Bateman. Book begins with a 5 page Biography of Robert Bateman, Nature Artist, filled with colour photos. Main part of book is a 1986 calendar with top (left) page wonderful colour photos of Bateman art and bottom (right) page a monthly calendar with squares containing the days of the month and certain small details (moon phases etc.). For each month, after the monthly calendar, are pages with nature tails and three lines for each day to write diary notes. Every second left page is a colour photo. In between the months are two pages ÒA NaturalistÕs BonusÓ. January ends with ÒYellowstone In WinterÓ, February with ÒThe AnhingaÓ, March with ÒA Visit To Point LobosÓ, April with ÒThe Bruce Trail In MayÓ, May with ÒBirding In The CityÓ, June with A Walk On The Great Barrier ReefÓ, July with ÒFurbishÕs Lousewort: A Botanical PuzzleÓ, August with ÒCaribou EncounterÓ, September with The Galapagos - A Laboratory of EvolutionÓ, October with ÒThe Bowhead Whale - An Endangered SpeciesÓ, November and December have none. Book includes January 1987, Years At A Glance 1985, 1986, 1987, NaturalistÕs Bookshelf, NaturalistsÕ Associations, Two double pages for Addresses, Four double pages for Notes, Acknowledgements, Credits, Publishing Information, Colour advertising page for Bateman books, Suggestion Form. /Softcover. AUTOGRAPHED BY ROBERT BATEMAN. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Book NEVER OPENED. GIFT QUALITY. Book interior AS NEW / Covers AS NEW / Original cardboard sleeve-box Very Good to Near Fine. Book has ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH signature ÒR. BatemanÓ in blue ink inside cover. Book is NOT EX-library. White metal spiral binding. Coated stock. Covers are colour photo front, green with colour photo back, lettering white. Covers have a gloss finish and are flat, clean, bright, no rips, no bent corners, no spine creases, no stains, no creases anywhere. Page edges bright and clean. Front inner end paper is colour photo, back is white. Inside front cover is original autograph. Owner has marked Dec Ô85, small, in ink, in corner. Inside of book is tight, clean, clear, bright, flat. Gift box is thick cardboard with a clam shell-like closure. Inside of box is plain white, back of box is printed so that it can be mailed, with a place for the stamp, From address and To address, below that is Printed in Italy and the PublisherÕs name and ISBN number. Front of box has same colour photo as front of book, with a dark green border, and across one corner is a small triangle colour photo of Robert Bateman. Gift box is bright, clean and has no rips, has a tiny bit of white paint on edge of box front 1 1/4 inches L x 1/8 inch at widest point, rest is thinner. Box has one slightly bruised corner but paper is not torn and is barely visible. The fold-over flap of the box was glued with the book new inside and when the flap was lifted to get the book out, it left some small pieces of flap cardboard stuck to the box back and it also pulled and tore, in 3 visible places, the inner layer of cardboard on the 1 3/4 inch W flap. When the box is closed and taped shut, this is not visible at all, but when the box flap is open it is visible because the inside of the box is white but where the top layer of paper is torn off it is cardboard colour. This area where the glue stuck to the inner layer of flap paper does not affect in any way the exterior flap paper, which is clean, white and glossy. . Vintage
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