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1974 'Birds of Western North America' 1st Ed, DJ, Kenneth Carlson Paintings, Wildlife Art
EXTRAORDINARY bird paintings by world renowned artist Kenneth Carlson!!
Collector's 1974 stated first printing vintage hardcover book with original unclipped dustjacket - Birds of Western North America (Non-Passeriformes).
Unrivaled wildlife illustrations, fifty SUPERB full page color portrait plates by Kenneth Carlson. Author, Laurence Binford poetically conveys his own sense of wonder in each of his fascinating essays. Great care was taken in reproducing the original paintings. True-to-nature colors, accurate detail, aesthetically pleasing.
Portraits executed in fine medium gouache; similar to a high quality lithograph print. Photos do not fully capture vibrant color hues and exquisite detail, each painting a stunning work of art; wait until you see up close. WOW!!
Written by Laurence Binford. Publisher: Macmillan, New York, Copyright, 1974, first edition, stated first printing. ISBN 0025109006. Not ex-library.
FIFTY North America Western Birds:
Arctic Loon, Black Footed Albatross, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Trumpeter Swan-endangered species, Prairie Falcon, Long-billed Curlew, Elegant Tern, Marbled Murrelet, Pygmy Owl, Elf Owl, Rufous Hummingbird, White-Faced Ibis, Ross Goose, Harlequin Duck, California Quail, Roadrunner, Acorn Woodpecker, California Gull, Harris Hawk, Eared Grebe, Oystercatcher, Sage Grouse and more.
Carlson has won numerous awards including prestigious Frederic Remington Award. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is one of many museums and galleries his work can be seen in. Binford was Curator & Chairman of Department of Birds and Mammals of California Academy of Sciences, contributes introductory material and essays on each of fifty species.
Informative text, not overly technical; size, range, habitat, diet, nest, eggs & familial relationships. Discusses vocalizations, behavior and a how-to manual on birding. Carlson profiled in numerous magazines including: Wildlife Art, Southwest Art, Art Of The West, Sporting Classics, Field and Stream, Naturalist, Western Outdoors, Sports Afield and more.
Oversize heavy hardcover, unclipped DJ-$25 on flap. Maroon/green cloth boards, embossed bird illustration, gilt spine titles. 223 MINT unused illustration pages, 9" x 12". Fine vintage condition. Binding tight.
Cover fine/bright/clean-some minimal edgewear-discoloration-tiny corner bumping. Pages fine/bright/clean/very light foxing top first 2pp. Occasional tiny spot-looks like original print mark/light foxing pp ends. DJ very good/bright/some shelfwear includes top chipping-tears-bites-scuffing-some foxing-soiling.
Do not pass up this scarce gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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Beth, New England, MA
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