As new hardcover in a Near Fine slipcase: slipcase has very minor bumped corners, not affecting the book. An all-new edition of JG Keulemans's masterful illustrations from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, featuring fresh reproductions of the original watercolor paintings. This landmark publication includes the complete set of 95 artworks from both editions and the subsequent supplement of Walter Buller's iconic 19th-century history of New Zealand's native birds, accompanied by a selection of Buller's original text. The book features fresh reproductions of Keulemans's original watercolor-and-pencil paintings for the second edition and its supplement, which author Geoff Norman rediscovered at the British Natural History Museum. Bound in cloth and beautifully presented in a slipcase, this edition makes these prized works available to a general audience. Burnt-orange cloth-covered boards with all edges gilt, sewn-in ribbon bookmark, and title in gold lettering along the spine, housed in matching slipcase.