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1980 'Poetry, Bird, Beast & Flower' First Edition, DJ, Marie Angel Paintings, Nature, Art, Anthology
This enchanting anthology is for poetry and art lovers, bird and nature enthusiasts of every age. Nature as seen by poets both past and present, with Gorgeous watercolors by an outstandingly gifted artist Marie Angel.
COLLECTOR'S 1980 stated first edition vintage hardcover book - Bird, Beast & Flower. Has original unclipped dustjacket with $10.95 price on flap. Poem Selection: Ian Parsons. Publisher: David R. Godine, Boston, MA, Copyright, 1980, stated First American Edition. ISBN 087923329x. Not ex-library.
Elaborately detailed illustrations, vibrant in form and color. Individual nature scene exactly as observe; brilliant subtle color reproductions. Many full page color plates, small drawings and decorated initials. Photos do not fully capture color hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!
POEMS and lyrics: William Blake - The Tiger, A Dream, Ah! Sun-Flower; Robert Frost - The Tuft of Flowers, Emily Dickinson - A Narrow Fellow; John Keats - To Autumn, Sonnet to a Cat, R.W. Dixon - Song; William Shakespeare - Love's Labour Lost, Ariel's Song, You Spotted Snakes; Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass, The First Dandelion; William Wordsworth - I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud;Robert Browning - Home Thoughts From Abroad, Pippa's Song;Ralph Waldo Emerson - Fable, Thomas Hardy - Weathers;William Allingham - A Memory, Fletcher's - Bridal Song; Harold Monro - Milk For the Cat, Robert Graves - Bird of Paradise;Austin Dobson - A Garden Song, Christina Rossetti - A Birthday and much more.
More Poets: Alfred Tennyson, Coleridge, Edward Thomas, Robert Burns, Robert Graves, William Canton, E.B. White, Shelley, Matthew Arnold and others.
Marie Angel: British artist, Croyden School Art & Crafts and Royal College of Art. Permanent museum and private collections the world over including Harvard College Library, Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Oversize hardcover, RARE unclipped pictorial DJ-$10.95, orange cloth boards, BEAUTIFUL gilt titles, 63 glossy cardstock pages, 10" x 8". Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Cover fine/bright/clean-minimal shelfwear. Pages fine/bright/clean-minimal wear-some light buckling. DJ near fine/excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear includes light edgewear/light scuffing/small top spine tear-back some top creasing.
Do not pass up this collector's masterpiece ; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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