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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Gargett (Valerie)

THE BLACK EAGLE (Collector's Edition)

A study.

Published: Acorn Books, Randburg, 1990

Edition: Collectors edition

Reserve: $150

Approximately:

Estimate: $175/200

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Scientific editor; Dr. Peter J. Mundy. Paintings by Graeme Arnott. Sketches by Robert Davies.

Collectors' edition: 279 pages, 40 colour plates, 53 text figures, 60 tables, sketches in the margins, bound by Peter Carstens in half dark blue morocco with marbled paper sides, decorated endpapers, a fine copy in a cloth and marbled paper slipcase.

Volume 96 of 200 copies signed by the author on the title page.

Loosely inserted is limited edition print especially drawn for this edition and numbered and signed 96/200 by the artist, Robert A.C. Davies.

Editor's note. 'This long-awaited and important volume comprises the most detailed, comprehensive and prolonged single study of an eagle species ever undertaken. Thousands of hours of observation in the field during a 21-year period and over 12,000 written records by a team of voluntary birdwatchers, have gone into the investigation of the behaviour and breeding of some 60 pairs of Black Eagles in their natural environment, the Matobo Hills of Zimbabwe.'

  • Overall Condition: A Fine Copy
  • Size: 4to (300 x 220 mm)


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