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1 Butler, Arthur Gardiner British Birds' Eggs: A Handbook of British Oology
London E. W. Janson First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Butler, Arthur Gardiner 
Split to gutter between plates X and XI. Occasional foxing, plates generally fairly clean. Small splits to gutters at hinges. 3/4" x 1/4" chip to cloth at head of spine. 3/8" split to cloth in rear joint. Horizontal tear to cloth along tail of spine. Boards clean.; viii, 219 pages + frontis + 37 colour plates. Brown cloth cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. "To draw an egg correctly is no easy task, as I found to my cost. Not only must all the spots be drawn reversed and in perspective, but (in order to give rotundity to the figure) the egg must be correctly shaded. After spoiling the appearance of my first six or seven plates by carefully indicating the shadows visible upon them, and, instead of a rounded surface, producing a resemblance to a dish, a mushroom, or a plum, it became evident that most of these malformed appearances were the result of shadows cast upon the eggs by window-sashes, box-lids, and other objects which intercepted the light." - from page vi.; 8vo 
Price: 438.75 NZD
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