From the world's great collections of ornithological art, this giant book showcases 150 exquisite and vibrant images of nature's most beautiful birds. From intricately detailed drawings of well-known birds, to vivid representations of exotic species, these paintings, sketches and plates are accompanied by extensive captions that interweave an ...
From the world's great collections of ornithological art, this giant book showcases 150 exquisite and vibrant images of nature's most beautiful birds. From intricately detailed drawings of well-known birds, to vivid representations of exotic species, these paintings, sketches and plates are accompanied by extensive captions that interweave an appreciation of the illustration and artist with fascinating details about the species and its habitat. Birds features original artwork from the best-known ornithological artists, including: Mark Catesby (1683-1749) Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826) Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Jacques Barraband (1767-1809) John James Audubon (1785-1851) William MacGillivray (1796-1852) John Gould (1804-1881) Edward Lear (1812-1888) Joseph Wolf (1820-1899) Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927) Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-79) This mammoth edition will not only delight bird lovers, but also those who have an appreciation of beautifully executed art.
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Very Good in Good DJ. 223 pp., squarish elephant folio. Hardcover in dj. Mild bumping to edges; boards lightly rubbed w/ few scratches to back board. Sm. tear to title pg. Binding tight; pgs clean, bright & colorful. Dj panels lightly rubbed w/ scratches to back panel & mild shelfwear.
223pp. Large folio [44 cm] Shiny pictorial paper over boards. Red endpapers. Very good plus condition, with a slight lean to the spine. In a very good dust jacket, with light surface wear. A book featuring stunning illustrations of birds such as Mandarin Ducks, Great Bustards and White Pelicans, by over 60 renowned artists, including John James Audubon, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Hokusai, Edward Lear, Pisanello, Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, and many others.
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