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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Millais (John G.)

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BRITISH SURFACE - FEEDING DUCKS (Limited edition)

Published: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1902

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $300

Approximately:

Estimate: $350/400

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Large Paper.107 pages, frontispiece, additional title page, 6 photogravures, 41 coloured plates, 25 illustrations, uncut edges, half green leather with matching cloth boards, titled gilt on upper cover and spine, uncut edges, top edge gilt, corners bumped, a good copy.

Only 600 copies of this edition have been printed. This copy is number 42.

John Guille "Johnny" Millais ( 24 March 1865 - 24 March 1931) was a British artist, naturalist, gardener and travel writer who specialised in wildlife and flower portraiture. He travelled extensively around the world in the late Victorian period detailing wildlife often for the first time. He is noted for illustrations that are of a particularly exact nature.

Millais is one of the most respected of British ornithologists and bird artists producing between 1890 and 1914 a series of books on birds and other natural history subjects. In the study of ornithology he was renowned for his portraiture of wildfowl and game birds, the subjects of his three most famous works: Natural History of British Feeding Ducks; British Diving Duck sand British Game Birds. They rank amongst the finest work on wildfowl ever published. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Guille_Millais

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 4to (350 x 320 mm)


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