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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Claude Gibney Finch-Davies (illustrations) & Alan Kemp (text)

THE BIRDS OF PREY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (1980) - De Luxe Collectors' Edition

Published: Winchester Press, Johannesburg, 1980

Edition: Collector's Edition

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Publisher's quarter brown leather binding with matching marbled boards. Black morocco label with titles in gilt on the spine. Housed in light brown cloth slipcase with matching marbled paper sides. A fine copy.

339pp with colour frontispiece & 140 colour plates.

The De Luxe Collectors' volumes were limited to 200 numbered copies, this being number 117 & inscribed to Elmar A. E. Breuning.

Editor's note - 'The Birds of Prey of Southern Africa is the showcase for the wonderful paintings of birds of prey by the late Claude Gibney Finch-Davies. It is sixty years since this talented artist, of world standard, died tragically. His life and the circumstances surrounding his death are described in a brief biography contained in the book. He illustrated all the birds of prey, including the owls, known in Southern Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century, and only eight other species have been discovered since that time. He depicted the various plumages as they occur with great accuracy and detail so that this collection provides a fine reference source.'

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 4to (295 x 225 mm)
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0741235861
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Bank Deposit. For International Customers: Paypal with 6% surcharge, International Transfer
  • Trade Associations: A. A. Approved


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