BIRDS OF PARADISE - oversized limited Folio Soc. edition

By: Richard Bowdler Sharpe

Price: $2,499.00 USD

Condition: LIKE NEW

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Birds of Paradise - Monograph of the Paradiseidæ or Birds of Paradise and Ptilonorhinchidæ, or Bower-Birds. -- Folio Society 2011. Edition limited to 1,000 copies (this is no. 59). Foreword by David Attenborough. Plate Volume with 79 color plates, dimensions: 21½" x 15" (550mm x 380mm). (Text volume was published separately,) Quarter-bound in goatskin leather. Canvas cloth sides blocked with a design by Neil Gower. Gilded top edge, Ribbon marker. Very solid cloth-bound slipcase, Blocked in gold. The original prospectus and some sales material are included. Condition: Book like new, slipcase with some faint shelf-wear. --- Ships from Hawaii with free Priority Mail or UPS upgrade within US !!! --- Please inquire for international rates. -- The Folio Society is proud to reproduce, for the first time, all 79 plates of Sharpe's Birds of Paradise in book form at their actual size. At the time when this remarkable book was first produced, lithographic plate reproduction had reached its peak of subtlety and precision. The illustrations showed these fabulous birds in radiant colour and exquisite detail.

Title: BIRDS OF PARADISE - oversized limited Folio Soc. edition

Author Name: Richard Bowdler Sharpe

Edition: First

Location Published: London, Folio Society: 2011

Binding: Hardcover in slipcase

Book Condition: LIKE NEW

Jacket Condition: no dj as issued, slipcase with faint shelf wear

Categories: Fine Press, Illustrated Books, Limited Editions, Book

Seller ID: 2078K

Keywords: edward lear, john gould