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Basil Ede's Wild Birds of America 1/150  

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Wild Birds of America: The Art of Basil Ede

Ede, Basil


The Warner Collection



ix, [1], 94, [3] pp. Pictorial title-page, 3 uncolored full-page plates, one folding color plate and 30 full-page color plates, uncolored vignettes in the text at end. (Folio), original citron morocco backed marbled paper boards; housed in original brown cloth clamshell box with citron morocco lettering-piece on the front panel. No. 81 of 150 copies. First Edition. 

Signed by the artist at the colophon, as issued. Scarce deluxe edition of this monograph regarding British ornithological painter Basil Ede, noted for the ornithological precision of his paintings; with contributions by H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Walter H. Annenberg, and Jack Warner, plus an essay by Robert McCracken Peck. 

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Clamshell case bumped at bottom corners and head of spine; volume fine with very light rubbing to corners.

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