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Collection of Eight Bird Prize Cards

Published by David Ritchie 1893-1901, Johnstone, UK, 1893
Condition: Very Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Highly decorative cards with colored oval cameos of birds framed by gilt decorated morocco! Each measuring 17 by 13.5 cm. The cards were the equivalent of ribbons used in other fancier competitiions, and they came with string by which they could be easily hung on a wall. The front decorative side states the prize (first, second, third, special, etc.); the category -- buff piebald cock, hen, etc.; the club where the competition took place and the date of the competition. The verso leaves space for the entry of the name of the winner, and contains printed information on the printer, David Ritchie. Whatever the bird category, the actual bird depicted in the cameo is a stylized version of a canary or dove. None of these particular cards have any writing at all, and so they were clearly unused. There is minor scattered soiling, but all remain highly attractive. One is lacking the original string entirely. Bookseller Inventory # 003837

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Title: Collection of Eight Bird Prize Cards

Publisher: David Ritchie 1893-1901, Johnstone, UK

Publication Date: 1893

Binding: NA

Book Condition:Very Good

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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