By A. M. Lysaght
London   Phaidon
15.5" by 11.5" 8-208pp
The first edition of this vibrant study of the history of bird illustration, including examples from early manuscripts and a number of never before published watercolour and gouache drawings.
By A. M. Lysaght

1975 The Book of Birds: Five Centuries of Bird Illustration

London   Phaidon
15.5" by 11.5" 8-208pp
The first edition of this vibrant study of the history of bird illustration, including examples from early manuscripts and a number of never before published watercolour and gouache drawings.
£70.00
: 3kgs / : 814F18

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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper, With Slipcase

The first edition of this brightly illustrated record of the history of bird illustration over the course of the past five hundred years. In the publisher's original price clipped dust wrapper, with publisher's card slip case.

With 142 illustrations, including forty in colour, this work proves 'a superb record of some of the finest bird illustrations to have appeared up to the present century, including famous examples from such artists as Audubon, Gould, and Edward Lear.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding, in price clipped dust wrapper with card slip case. Externally, fine. Small loss and closed tears to tail of front wrap. Tape repairs to reverse of front wrap tail. Edge wear to back strip head and head of rear wrap, with a small loss here. Rubbing to back strip head and tail of slip case, with small closed tear to tail of rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

Fine

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