Louis Agassiz Fuertes & the Singular Beauty of Birds


First Edition. A collection of the splendid bird paintings of the American ornithologist Louis Agassiz Fuentes (1874-1927) are reproduced in this oversized folio reprint edition (11 in. wide x 14-1/4 in. tall). His paintings capture the beauty of these creatures, and are noted for their biological accuracy. Included are 60 full-page color plates, as well as drawings by Mr. Fuentes and excerpts from his letters. With a foreword by Dean Amadon, introduction by Roger Tory Peterson and a biographical essay by Frederick George Marcham, who edited this work. --- In full cream cloth-covered boards with woodcock-like images blindstamped to cover, gilt-stamped spine titling. White jacket with 1908 color Fuentes image of Great Blue Heron on cover, others on back. --- A clean, bright, firm copy but with shallow crease to at least one leaf. Price-clipped dust jacket with a little rubbing, otherwise bright, clean and in removable archival mylar protector.; Folio (13 to 23 in. tall); xi, 220 pages

Title: Louis Agassiz Fuertes & the Singular Beauty of Birds

Author Name: FUERTES, Louis Agassiz (art); MARCHAM, Frederick George (editor)

Categories: >>Birds, >>Art & Architecture, >>Natural History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1971

ISBN Number: 0060127759

ISBN Number 13: 9780060127756

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Stock No.: 79816