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Love Life Of The Birds

£90.00

Product description

Translated from the Spanish by Herbert M. Clark.

Illustrations by Axel Amuchastegui.

The text of this work, which is translated from an original Spanish version, deals with the sexuality of birds at a very esoteric level using many allusions to classical literature, some scientific, some literary. Subjects treated include, among others: leks, displays, bowers, vocalisation, monogamy, polygamy and polyandry.

However, it is not for the written content that this book is known. Rather, it is because for readers outside of Argentina it provided an introduction to the outstanding ornithological art of Axel Amuchastegui whose only previous published illustrations had appeared in Pajaros Sudamericanos (1947), an uncommon work, little known outside of Argentina. These pictures present the birds in characteristic and attractive settings. They combine ornithological detail and accuracy with beautiful composition and colour and Codex did an excellent job in their reproduction.

The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous.

Original green cloth with gilt bird design on upper cover, gilt lettering on spine. Endpapers decorated with numerous coloured bird figures.

The book does not have a dust jacket. There is very slight rubbing to the corners of the covers and the top and bottom of the spine. Internally, the pages are clean with tissue paper covering the illustrations. The binding is tight.

A delight of a book.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Andrade, Carlos Selva (author); Clark, Herbert (translator); Amuchastegui, Axel (illustrator)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12.5" by 9"
Edition:
First, 1952
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Codex Editors, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Title:
Love Life Of The Birds

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About this item

Translated from the Spanish by Herbert M. Clark.

Illustrations by Axel Amuchastegui.

The text of this work, which is translated from an original Spanish version, deals with the sexuality of birds at a very esoteric level using many allusions to classical literature, some scientific, some literary. Subjects treated include, among others: leks, displays, bowers, vocalisation, monogamy, polygamy and polyandry.

However, it is not for the written content that this book is known. Rather, it is because for readers outside of Argentina it provided an introduction to the outstanding ornithological art of Axel Amuchastegui whose only previous published illustrations had appeared in Pajaros Sudamericanos (1947), an uncommon work, little known outside of Argentina. These pictures present the birds in characteristic and attractive settings. They combine ornithological detail and accuracy with beautiful composition and colour and Codex did an excellent job in their reproduction.

The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous.

Original green cloth with gilt bird design on upper cover, gilt lettering on spine. Endpapers decorated with numerous coloured bird figures.

The book does not have a dust jacket. There is very slight rubbing to the corners of the covers and the top and bottom of the spine. Internally, the pages are clean with tissue paper covering the illustrations. The binding is tight.

A delight of a book.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Andrade, Carlos Selva (author); Clark, Herbert (translator); Amuchastegui, Axel (illustrator)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12.5" by 9"
Edition:
First, 1952
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Codex Editors, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Title:
Love Life Of The Birds

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