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A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches, Limited Edition, no. 125 of 500 numbered copies, each signed by the author.

Rickman, Philip

Published by London: Curpotten Limited for Fine Sporting Interests, . First edition., 1979
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Pp. 144 (unnumbered); frontispiece color photograph of Rickman, frontispiece tipped-on color plate from a painting by Rickman, 31 numbered tipped-on color plates from paintings by Rickman, 37 pencil and ink sketches (some full page) by Rickman. Splendidly bound in three-quarter polished green morocco leather over pale green cloth boards that are ruled in gilt and with two gilt smews (ducks) stamped on the front board and a gilt woodcock on the back board, spine with five gilt-decorated raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments, and with gilt partridges and pheasants stamped in the other four compartments, English marbled endpapers, all page edges in gilt, in thick green cloth slipcase, illustrated with Philip Rickman signature in gilt on the front cover, lg folio (16 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches). This is no. 125 of a limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation page. This work celebrates the work of one of England's greatest ever bird painters. There is a foreword by the Duke of Edinburgh celebrating "the Grand Old Man of bird painting." Rickman died in 1982 at the age of 92. A fine (new) copy in a fine slipcase (case has a touch of sunning to upper edge of the cloth). Bookseller Inventory # 7014

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Title: A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches, ...

Publisher: London: Curpotten Limited for Fine Sporting Interests, . First edition.

Publication Date: 1979

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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