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Author Reeve, William C., 1943-
Title Peter M. Pringle : master decoy maker / William C. Reeve ; photography by Christopher Kindratsky, Peter M. Pringle, and William C. Reeve.
Imprint Montréal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2002]

Subject Pringle, Peter M., 1878-1953.
Wood-carvers -- Canada -- Biography.
Decoys (Hunting) -- Canada -- Pictorial works.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 199 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-194) and index.
Summary "An avid outdoorsman, Peter Pringle began carving decoys in 1898 and in 1928 set himself the goal of producing the best rig of decoys in the world. Employing his skills as a commercial artist and going to great lengths to ensure the utmost accuracy, he fashioned approximately 120 of what many now consider to be among the finest examples of duck decoy art. Because he carved exclusively for his own use and made only a few decoys for close friends, his work remained largely unknown until recently." "William Reeve chronicles Peter Pringle's life and achievements, showing why his duck decoys are celebrated today. He traces their fate after Pringle's death in 1953 and establishes their creator firmly as one of the greatest practitioners of his craft."--Jacket.
Contents ""CONTENTS""; ""PLATES""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""Introduction""; ""1 The Man""; ""2 The Outdoorsman""; ""3 The Decoy Maker""; ""4 The Amateur Archaeologist and Cartographer""; ""5 A Final Word""; ""APPENDICES""; ""1 The Black-Powder Days""; ""2 The Final Rig (1929�1946)""; ""NOTES""; ""WORKS CITED""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773570115 (electronic bk.)
077357011X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 144142971
Additional Format Print version: Reeve, William C., 1943- Peter M. Pringle. Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2002 (DLC) 2003447265