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(continued from previous page) The 50th An Bound in rugged, genuine leather niversary Edition Seethe Roger Tory Peterson exhibition at the .--- - Smithsonian, April 27 Washington, D.C FIELD GUIDES epteer 3, 9 and accented with 22kt gold The Most Important Natural History Library Ever Created In 1934, Roger Tory Peterson was on the brink of making publishing history - with a single book that would turn bird watching and the appreciation of nature into one of the most popular pastimes in America. That book? A Field Guide to the Birds which, in its first week of release, was a sell-out. And recently, revised and updated, this book has again climbed the best seller lists - acclaimed as always, "the most successful and influential bird book of all time." If the story ended here, this would be forever exciting. But more books followed ... a breathtaking array of Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides - written by Peterson and leading experts covering the full spectrum of nature: Birds, Butterflies, Wildflowers, Sea Shells, Stars and Planets, Weather and Atmosphere, Trees and Shrubs, Coral, Rocks and Minerals, Freshwater Fish some 33 titles in all. Together, they unlock the whole world of nature - enabling you to see, know and identify all of nature's wonders immediately by sight and by name. Yet, until now, acquiring this complete collection has been difficult to do Surprisingly, you may search any number of book stores and find only a handful of Field Guides at any one time. Book stores today simply cannot afford to carry the necessary depth of stock. Those you do locate will usually be offered in a paperback version nice enough, but probably not what a book lover had in mind. Now- a 50th anniversary "lifetime" edition Now, for the first time ever, all of these landmark works are being gathered together into the most complete, comprehensive and up to-date Natural History Library ever created. And, in honor of their 50th anniversary year, this complete collection will be bound in rugged, beautiful, genuine leather, housed in a hardwood display case and contain a volume autographed by Dr. Peterson. The Easton Press has created an edition of superb quality. Each Guide is bound in beautiful, ruggedly supple leather. Each weather resistant cover is deeply embossed with a golden design. And each book is thread-sewn to last for generations.