Sitwell, Sacheverell; Buchanan, Handasyde; Fisher, James FINE BIRD BOOKS 1700-1900
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, (1990). First edition thus. With a foreword by S. Dillon Ripley, appendix to the new edition by Buchanan. Hardcover. Fine in gilt spine-stamped grey-blue cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a six-inch, very light red pen stroke to front panel. Quarto.
First published in 1953, this extraordinary guide to the natural history masterworks of Audubon, Gould, Lear, et alia, boasts 52 full-page, full-color plates, with text by Sitwell, bibliography by Buchanan and Fisher, list of plates, and index.