Title: FINE BIRD BOOKS 1700-1900
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Printing
Illustrated with 52 full page color illustrations. 180 pages. Blue cloth boards. Dust jacket is protected in brodart. Bookseller Inventory # 000334
Synopsis: This book is a tribute to the world's greatest natural history monographs and contains colour plates which reveal the full breadth of achievement attained during the 18th and 19th centuries. First published over 35 years ago, this expanded edition includes more colour plates and a new foreword. The book represents the collaborative efforts of leading authorities in the fields of ornithology, art history and rare-book connoisseurship. The colour plates featured in the book include work by John James Audubon, Jacques Barraband, Mark Catesby, Daniel Giraud Elliot, John Gould, Robert Havell, John Keulemans, Edward Lear, Edouard Travies and Joseph Wolf.
Product Description: Pp. xi, 171; 52 fine color plates. Publisher's original black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, 4to. This is a high quality reprint of the folio-size limited edition published in 1953. The forward to this new edition is by S. Dillon Ripley. The work provides reference information to all of the classic bird books published between 1700 and 1900. It is a collector's guide to fine prints and to color-plate books in the field of ornithology. No ownership marks and no signs of use.
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