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The Bee-Eaters [with] Eight Original Gouache Paintings Used for the Eight Colour Plates of This Book

Fry, C. H.

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ISBN 10: 0856610372 / ISBN 13: 9780856610370
Published by T & A D Poyser, Calton, 1984
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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304 pages, plus eight colour plates by the author. Volume is sold along with the eight original gouache paintings from which the plates were copied. Each painting is on a 10 x 14 inch sheet, though edges have been taped and a clear mylar(?) sheet loosely laid over with boarders showing useable space for copying. Each plate is signed by C. H. Fry and dated 1984. The painting identified to be plate number 2 shows moisture damage at lower left edge not affecting image. This damage was present prior being copied for the book, and the exact damage is seen in the bound plate number 2. Otherwise, paintings remain bright, beautiful, and in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 033194

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Title: The Bee-Eaters [with] Eight Original Gouache...

Publisher: T & A D Poyser, Calton

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Cloth - Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Dr Hilary Fry's study of the bee-eaters covers all 24 species of this colourful Family, which ranges from southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East to India, China, south-east Asia and Australia. A major part of the book comprises the species accounts, with complementary colour plates of 42 species and sub-species and detailed maps depicting the geography of their evolution. In addition there are chapters on the bee-eaters' evolutionary development, their food and foraging behaviour, and relationships with apiculture; of particular interest are chapters on social and reproductive life, the role of 'helpers' at the nest, and the meaning of plumage and social distinctions between the species. The author's colour plates delight the eye and accurately portray plumage and 'jizz'. They are fully supplemented by more than 100 drawings by John Busby, capturing the essence of these birds with a rare deftness and vitality.

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