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Title: A Celebration of Birds: The Life and Art of ...
Publisher: Walker & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: By Author
Edition: First Edition
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Pp. xiv, 178, 158 illustrations (49 in color), primarily from Fuertes's watercolors and drawings. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover, color pictorial dust jacket, 4to. Published for The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Introduction by Roger Tory Peterson. Foreword by Thomas Peter Bennett. "A Celebration of Birds is the most comprehensive work to date to examine the essence of the Fuertes genius" (from the jacket flap). Fuertes traveled to Alaska, Texas, Bahamas, Yucatan, Colombia and Abyssinia among other places in search of birds and other wildlife to paint. This volume presents a chronology of his life illustrated with many of his fine watercolors and sketches.
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