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Fine Bird Books 1700-1900
London & New York: Collins & Van Nostrand, 1953. Folio. 120pp. Limited to 295 numbered copies on Pannekoek mouldmade paper, signed by the three authors. This important volume contains sixteen colorplates and twenty-four in black & white by nineteen of the greatest painters of birds. Spanning a period of two centuries, the painters included are Catesby, Audubon, Gould, and Sharpe, to name a few. The book is composed of three sections; an essay on bird books by Sitwell, a bibliography by Buchanan and Fisher, and a list of species in the plates by Fisher. Fine in publisher's half-morocco and marbled boards by Mansell. Neat inscription of former owner on front free endpaper. A major reference on the subject.
      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
Last Found On: 2013-01-03           Check availability:      Biblio    

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