Considered among the finest books ever published on the subject of pigeons, this work was intended to form a supplement to Mme. Knip’s Les Pigeons but “ranks as a completely separate work (Fine Bird Books).” “The hand-colored bird portraits are extremely fine (McGill/Wood).”
Dimensions: Folio, 13 7/8″ x 21 3/4″ overall measurement.
Condition: Red cloth binding in very good condition, light spotting on approximately 15 plates, top of spine slightly bumped, binding tight.
Printing type: Lithographed plates, hand colored, 54 of 55 plates present by Paul Louis Oudart, F. Willy and E. Blanchard, Lemercier, Paris, 1857.
References: Ayer/Zimmer 78, Fine Bird Books 60, McGill/Wood 248, IVB 117: Nissen, SBVB 57. EXTREMELY RARE
Note: This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print. Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.