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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Charles Whymper

EGYPTIAN BIRDS For the Most Part Seen in the Nile Valley

Published: Adam and Charles Black, London, 1909

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1909. Only 3000 copies printed with no further editions.

Charles Whymper was the favorite artist commissioned to portray

the lithographs and plates of the Livingstone, Stanley and other important

publications for John Murry and other publishers.

Publishers decorative cloth with gilt title.

Gilt title and colour vignette to spine.

Gilt top page block. Faded name and date.

Dedication page.

x, 221 pages + 6 page publishers catalogue.

Colour frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard.

51 full-page plates all with captioned tissue-guards.

11 line drawings.

"Beautifully observed illustrations of birds, from birds of prey

to water birds and warblers. Images of the Egyptian Kite,

the Vulture and the Sacred Ibis."

Recorded shipping weight 1500g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23 x 17 cm.
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: moloneytom3@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 0657087803
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit Cards - PayPal - Cheque.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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