Pp. x, (1), 227; 250+ fine color illustrations from paintings by 94 Australian bird artists. Publisher's original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, and with color illustration inset into the front cover, in matching blue cloth slipcase, lg 4to. This volume traces the 300-year history of bird art in Australia, from the earliest European voyages of discovery to the numerous examples of bird art available today. According to the preface, 'it is impossible to review the history of Australia's bird art without delving into its ornithological history." So the author has provided a concise history of ornithological research in Australia while providing the fine illustrations of the bird painters who brought alive the discovery of many new species. No ownership marks and no signs of use. A fine (new) copy in a fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Feather and Brush: Three Centuries of ...
Publisher: Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, . First edition.
Publication Date: 2001
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