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The Feather Thief

By: Johnson, Kirk Wallace

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Random House: 2018

Edition: Later Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01525

ISBN: 110198161X

Condition: Near Fine


(Synopsis) On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earl... View more info