George Edward Lodge The Unpublished New Zealand Bird Paintings text by C.A. Fleming Foreword by Peter Scott (in the original cardboard box)

Lodge, George Edward; Fleming, C.A.;


Place Published: colour plate illustrations
Edition: 1st Edition
Date Published: 1982
Illustrator: colour plate illustrations
Size: 4to

Collection of the paintings of New Zealand birds by renowned British bird artist George Edward Lodge; first commissioned by the NZ Government in the early 1900’s (and meant to include a text by James Drummond) but interrupted by WWI, the plates passed into the care of the NZ National Museum, where they remained until the publication of this book; 89 full-page colour plates (plus colour frontispiece plate), accompanied by descriptive text by Charles Fleming, who also provides a detailed introduction; there is also a section on The History of Birds in New Zealand; foreword by Sir Peter Scott, preface by Dr. J.C. Yaldwyn; handsome half blue cloth boards with grey title label and gilt titling to spine; faux leather boards; tiny knock lower corner front board, tiny nick to cloth at rear board, o.w. Very Good tight bright and clean with no marks or flaws in Very Good dustwrapper; comes with the original cardboard mailing box (wherein this copy has been stored since publication) with title label to front; PLEASE NOTE: EXTREMELY HEAVY BOOK WILL INCUR SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN SHIPPING – WE RECOMMEND CONTACTING US FOR SHIPPING QUOTE BEFORE ORDERING.

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