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 60 years ago, this expanded 1990 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.
Fine Bird Books 1700-1900 by Sacheverell Sitwell, Handasyde Buchanan and James Fisher, 1990.
Publishers: H.F & G. Witherby Ltd, London, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket. Cover, in black boards with gilt titling to spine, is in very good condition. Dust jacket, in four colour illustrated with toucans, is in very good condition, unclipped and in a protective plastic cover. Book is also in very good condition, entire and unmarked. This volume is a reprint of the 1953 edition with additional material. It is well illustrated with many full-colour plates. A very nice example.