Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922. Gene Stratton-Porter. Later Edition. Pictorial cloth. Small 4to, pictorial cloth with colored panel of birds affixed to front cover, profusely illustrated with frontispiece and 127 B&W glossy photographs, xx, [xxi-xxii] + 335 glossy pages &  a small photographic tailpiece. Very Good + / None. Item #2710
Gene Stratton-Porter (1863 – 1924), born Geneva Grace Stratton, was an Indiana native who became a self-trained American author, nature photographer, and naturalist.
In 1917 Stratton-Porter used her position and influence as a popular, well-known author to urge legislative support for the conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana. FRIENDS IN FEATHERS was first published in this same eventful year as revised and expanded edition of What I Have Done with Birds (1907).
She was also a silent film-era producer who founded her own production company, Gene Stratton Porter Productions, in 1924.
Stratton-Porter wrote several best-selling novels and columns for national magazines, such as McCall's and Good Housekeeping. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, including Braille, and at their peak in the 1910s attracted an estimated 50 million readers. Eight of her novels, including A Girl of the Limberlost, were adapted into moving pictures.
In 1922 Stratton-Porter became a founding member of the Izaak Walton League, a national conservation group, and joined its efforts to save the wild elk at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from extinction.
In addition to writing and conservation activities, Stratton-Porter was an accomplished artist and wildlife photographer, specializing in the birds that lived in the Limberlost Swamp, one of the last of the wetlands of the lower Great Lakes Basin. She also made sketches of her observations as part of her fieldwork. Stratton-Porter was especially noted for her close-up photographs of wildlife in their natural habitat. As Stratton-Porter gained more experience, she acquired better camera equipment, including a custom-made camera that used eight-by-ten-inch glass photographic plates.
SCARCE and lovely volume--especially in this solid, bright condition with all ornithological photos in EXCELLENT condition.