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OUR BIRDS OF PREY, OR THE EAGLES, HAWKS AND OWLS OF CANADA
Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the binding; the photographs are fresh. Near Fine. William Notman. Quarto (7-3/4" x 10-3/4") in publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth. Illustrated with 30 mounted albumen photograph plates on printed mounts by the Scottish-Canadian photographer William Notman, including the frontispiece depicting a bald eagle. The introduction notes that "the pictures produced by it are not only beautiful, but truthful to the most minute detail" and contains "every species of Falcon, Hawk, Buzzard, Harrier, Eagle and Owl, which has up to the present time been found in Canada." William Notman published a popular series of books of photographic portraits to 1868, including Longfellow and Buffalo Bill, after which he only worked on books produced by other artists, such as this. Accompanying Vennor's detailed text stemming from months spent outdoors studying the birds, Notman's photographs are early examples in the field of natural history. Lande 2277; Wood 610; Zimmer p.652.
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