1871 ORIGINAL DRESSER KEULEMANS HAND COLOR BIRDS OF EUROPE FALCON

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Dresser Birds of Europe 1871-1896
John Gerrard Keulemans
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With great pleasure we are at last able to offer the finest prints from an exceedingly rare work deserving far greater recognition than it has received. Henry Eeles Dresser�s The History of the Birds of Europe 1871-1896 was published during the grandest years of the Victorian era, at a time when an extraordinarily talented group of artists, writers, publishers and printers were producing some of the most sumptuous titles in ornithological literature. Mention John Gould, Joseph Sharpe and Daniel Elliot to avid collectors and their gaze immediately turns inward. They see in their minds eyes the lush volumes these gentlemen authored or edited and fervently wish they might own a few prints born of them. Sadly, such prints are not only rare but often prohibitively expensive.

Yet here we have something precious, for the prints gracing Dresser�s volumes share the very same bloodlines. The art and lithography of Joseph Wolf, John Gerrard Keulemans, Archibald Thorburn, Edward Neale, William Hart, and Joseph Smith make this an exceptional work indeed. The attention to detail, quality of printing and splendid, sensitive hand coloring will leave
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