Our Birds of Prey, Or the Eagles, Hawks, and Owls of Canada
By Vennor, Henry G.
Pp. viii, 154; 30 large mounted albumen photographic plates by Wm. Notman (mounted on verso of 30 leaves of printed cardstock, as issued, brown clay-coated endpapers). Publisher’s original royal blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine, front cover is decorated in black and with a gilt image of an owl eating a mouse, rear cover is ornately blind-stamped along borders, 4to (11.75 x 8.5 inches). This volume chronicles the eagles, hawks, and owls of Canada and is illustrated with striking photographs by the well-known Canadian photographer, William Notman. Most copies of this work were bound in publisher’s red or brown cloth; the volume offered here is bound in the publisher’s royal blue cloth which enhances the gilt lettering and gilt decorations in a dramatic fashion. No ownership marks and no signs of use.
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|Condition Description||There are a few slight bubbles to the cloth on the lower front board (barely noticeable), the 30 leaves with the photographs are uniformly a bit wavy as is often the case with this work; a very attractive bright and clean copy in near fine condition.|