Bird Portraits. A Book of Sketches and Paintings with a Commentary by the Artist J.C. Harrison M.B.O.U., Country Life Ltd., London. First Edition 1949
Published by Country Life Limited, 2-10, Tavistock St., Covent Garden, London WC2, First Edition, 1949. Dimensions : 289mm x 230mm 14mm. Weight : 0.700kg net. Condition : Quite good.
Bird Portraits. A Book of Sketches and Paintings with a Commentary by the Artist J.C. Harrison M.B.O.U. Introduction by Seton Gordon. Printed by Lowe and Brydone Printers Limited London, N.W.10. First Edition 1949.
Dimensions : 289mm x 230mm x 14mm.
4to, 118 medium gloss numbered pages with 36 Sections and 16 prints of the original watercolour paintings by the artist.
Condition/Notes : Quite good. No DJ. The front blue linen board has wear to the edges and wear through to the boards on the corners. Marking and scratching to the face. Gilt title and author with sketch of a bird near centre. Back board similar wear. Spine wear top and tail, wear to edges and cloth detached in places. Print faded and sunned to dark bluish-green. Front paste-down and e/p blank off-white with foxing. Frontispiece with full colour print of watercolour painting of a Golden Eagle Launching into Space. Title page follows with details; publishing and printing details verso. Contents follows, then List of Watercolour paintings (16). Preface and Introduction follow. Text commences p13 with (1) The Golden Eagle. Pages clean with many full page sketches. Some creasing in places. General usage. Toning to the edges. Full page prints of the watercolour paintings good. Some detached. Binding quite tight. Facing p118 with full page sketch nrs 1 - 8, has bluish bleed through from following back e/p which has a blue colour central square. Blank back paste-down. A well used volume but in quite good condition with very good illustrations. Please view the images below :