Bird books and bird art. An outline of the literary history and iconography of descriptive ornithology based principally on the collection of books containing plates with figures of birds and their eggs now in the university library at Copenhagen and including a catalogue of these works.
[New York: Maurice Martino, 1990.]. Reprint edition limited to 300 copies (originally published Copenhagen, 1938); 4to, pp. xviii, 251; frontispiece, 12 plates, and 1 illustration in the text, all in b&w; a fine copy in the original maroon cloth, stamped in gilt and black on spine. The catalogue, bibliographically detailed and extensively annotated, is preceded by an essay summarizing the history of bird pictures, from preliterate times to the early 20th century. Item #28970
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