Title The Wild Sheep of the World
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Near fine
Edition First Edition
Publisher Mesilla, NM Wild Sheep and Goat International 1982
Seller ID 22189
Signed and inscribed by Valdez to collector Richard Beagle on first blank leaf. Quarto (25.5 cm), pp. , x, 186. Brown faux-leather boards with black-stamped sheep motif and titling. Pictorial jacket, black and white photos and illustrations throughout, references and index. Includes the following material laid-in: receipt for the book, publisher's promotional material with Mr. Beagle's handwritten notations, and several pages of material with a note from the author describing them as "the promised preview of the forthcoming book." Jacket has light edge wear. This "semitechnical treatment of the wild sheep of the world" is the result of the author's lifelong study of wild sheep, and the first such volume by a zoologist since the landmark 1898 The Oxen, Sheep and Goats of All Lands by Richard Lydekker. Includes a chapter on hunting sheep by John Batten. Dust jacket present. First Edition.