The Birds of California. A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species & Subspecies
South Moulton Company, 1923.
Status: Out of printLeather Bound. The Birds of California. A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species and Subspecies of Birds Found in the State.
San Diego: South Moulton Company, 1923. Four volumes in the 'Format De Luxe, Patron's Inlaid Edition'. Signed by Dawson in Volume One. Illustrated with 110 full-page color plates of birds and 44 drawing in the text by Allan BROOKS. Additional illustrations include 30 photogravures, 120 full-page duotone plates, and more than 1100 half-tone cuts of birds, nests, eggs and favorite haunts, from photographs. This edition comprises the first choice of selected sheets from the first impressions of the format de luxe of the Birds of California. In full leather with hand-carved and hand-colored bird portraits in half relief of hardwood on covers, spine panels separated by inlaid bird figures. The Patron's Inlaid Edition is the most opulent and rare of the many editions of The Birds of California published under the sponsorship of Ellen Browning Scripps. The bindings of this set have been rebacked and professionally restored. Together with offprint from The Condor: Bibliographic Notes on Dawson's Birds of California by W. Lee Chambers (1939). By far the most sumptuous book prepared on the birds of any American State. - Mengel -. Very Good. Item #R19065