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Feathers to Brush: the Victorian Bird Artist John Gerrard Keulemans 1842-1912

By Keulemans, Tony; Coldewey, Jan

The Authors, 1982. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed. 94 pages (complete). Numbered 219 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Signed on the certification page by both Coldewey and Tony Keulemans. Half leather. Green cloth covered board with stamped gilt titling. The leathered corners and spine are very smart, clubbable. The boards are handsome, elegant. The contents are agreeable. The early and later pages are Pollock-splashed with foxing. The coloured plates are wonderfully vivid, vibrant, vivant. The pages are fresh, bright, clean, clear, tight, confident, generous, companionable, graceful. fk

$330.00

The Birds of America
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The Birds of America

By Audubon, John James

Macmillan Company, New York, 1937. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Introduction plus replica plates. Plates 193 - 208 are missing. An otherwise pleasing copy. The boards have scuffing, wear, marks from shelving, handling, storage. They are easy, secure, sure. The frontispage has a gift inscription. The contents are placid, even tranquil. The plates are bright, vivid, elegant, clean, clear, agreeably generous. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$40.00

Les Oiseaux 'S'Installent ... et s'en vont
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Les Oiseaux 'S'Installent ... et s'en vont

By Delamain, Jacques

La Guilde du Livre Lausanne, 1946. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 155 pages (complete). In French throughout. Numbered 1455 of an unspecified limited edition. A comfortable copy. The boards are scuffed and worn but are also serene. The contents have mild storage wear to the bottom corners. The pages are clean, clear, fresh, reassuring. fk

$9.00

Bird Island : Pictures From a Shoal of Sand
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Bird Island : Pictures From a Shoal of Sand

By Jonsson, Lars ; Christie, David (trans)

Croom Helm Publishers Ltd, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 96 pages (complete). A gentle, embracing book about this extraordinary strip of Swedish summer sand. Jonsson's water-colours are moving, involving, calm and yet full of life. His text too, engages and lifts the soul. The dustjacket has wear about the edges. There are some storage marks, stains and scuffing. Some of the wear about the spine has been repaired with scotch-tape. The illustrated boards are placid and sure. They have some marks and wear to the edges. However, the pages are amiable, clean, clear, confident, certain, generous, bountiful. fk

$55.00