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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

Lighton, Norman (artist); A V Bird (editor); and C S Barlow

The Paintings of Norman Lighton for Roberts Birds of South Africa. Subscribers' Edition (1976)

Plates from the original paintings of Norman C K Lighton

Published: South African Natural History Publication Company, Cape Town, 1976

Edition: Subscribers edition

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  • This is Number 175 of the signed Subscribers' Edition of 350 copies
  • A very good copy - complete, unmarked and undiscoloured

Full bound in blue leathercloth with gilt lettering to the upper panel and spine, plain endpapers, frontispiece plate of new painting by Lighton for the First and Subscribers' editions, unpaginated text with full-page reproductions of 51 of the 56 original colour paintings (plates 1, 31, 32, 40 and 48 were lost for reasons explained by the editor)

  • The team's rationale for this sumptuous large volume was to show the original paintings at their best with "soft" lithography at two-thirds their original size instead of "harsh" letterpress at one-third their original size
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 475 x 345; 2.3 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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