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Oliver Austin
1961 Birds of the World Oliver AUSTIN Full Signed Vellum Binding by Roger POWELL
London: 1961. If viewing on a mobile device please view the "Item Description" under "About this Item" to see all images and descriptionLouis88Books. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Title Birds of the World: A Survey of the Twenty-Seven Orders and One Hundred and Fifty-Five Families ____________ First Edition In Full Vellum Binding by Roger Powell ~ Full Leather Vellum Binding __________ Author Oliver Austin Illustrated by Arthur Singer Edited by Herbert S Zim Foreword by Peter Scott ______________________ Year of Publication 1961 __________________________ Publisher London: Paul Hamlyn _______________________ For full description see below - after all photographs __________________________________________ Description: London: Paul Hamlyn, 1961 [Copyright]. Fine full vellum binding by Roger Powell with his mark [initials "RP." - R reversed] to the rear paste down in the leather at the base of the board. Gilt birds in flight decoration to the boards and spine, spine slightly yellowed with age. Structurally sound and intact. All page edges gilt, minor marks and scratches to the vellum. Roger Powell OBE (17 May 1896 - 16 October 1990) was an English bookbinder. Powell was born in London. He was educated at Bedales School, of which his father was co-founder. He served as a signals officer in the Royal Flying Corps in World War I and then became a poultry farmer. In 1930 he began training as a bookbinder at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. After he completed the course he opened his own bindery, then became a partner with Sandy Cockerell in the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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