Item #72023 GIFT OF AN ISLAND WILDERNESS [offprint]; together with THE MABEL LOOMIS TODD FOREST [pamphlet]. Naturalists, Mabel Loomis Todd Millicent Todd Bingham, Shirley A. Briggs, Irston R. Barnes.


[Washington, DC], and Amherst: Audubon Naturalist Society, and Amherst College, 1960, and circa 1961. First edition. Two items. "GIFT OF AN ISLAND WILDERNESS: The Significance of the Gift," by Irston R. Barnes; illustrated with photographs by Shirley A. Briggs. 8-page offprint from the "Atlantic Naturalist," October-December, 1960, pp. 232-238. Includes excerpts from Dr. Millicent Todd Bingham's dedicatory remarks at the August 13, 1960 ceremony marking her gift of land to the National Audubon Society, namely "Hog Island," off the coast of Maine, inherited from her mother Mabel Loomis Todd. Together with THE MABEL LOOMIS TODD FOREST. 12 pages, including covers, stapled; illustrated with 2 photographs. Pamphlet marking the ceremony held May 21, 1961 at the Amherst Alumni House during which Millicent Todd Bingham presented Amherst College with an 87-acre tract on the summit of Mount Orient in honor of her mother, from whom she had inherited the property. Includes Bingham’s “Presentation Remarks,” Calvin H. Plimpton’s “Acceptance Remarks,” the “Dedicatory Address” by Paul B. Sears,” etc. As noted on the first page of the pamphlet, together the two donations represent the realization of "the long range hopes and plans of mother and daughter” – as do these 2 items. Both show a little age darkening to edges but are otherwise near fine. Both would appear to be quite scarce, if not rare.
Item #72023

Price: $75.00