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Detmold, M & E [Maurice and Edward] ; E.B.S [Dr. Edward Barton Shuldham]

Pictures from Birdland

      1899 - London: J. M. Dent & Co, New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Light grey pictorial boards illustrated in red and black with a drawing of a woodpecker. Illustrated with 24 outstanding chromolithographs of birds with a facing poem by Dr. Edward Barton Shuldham (uncle to the Detmold boys). Childish penciling to ffep and flyleaf, many of the pages are cracked along the spine margin but still attached, three of the chromos are lightly creased, one is torn, boards are shelfworn with very heavy rubbing to extremities, moderate soiling, spine panel is very heavily rubbed, only Fair but complete with clean chromolithographs. - This exceptionally lovely book was the first for the brothers Detmold who were only 15 years old when they received the commission to illustrated this book of birds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Beech Leaves Books]
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