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Humming-Birds 1887: A Portfolio of Framable Prints

Price: $79.00
Item: RB1555
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
On the tiny wings of history: hummingbirds from 1887
What Redouté is to flowers, John Gould is to hummingbirds.  A leading British ornithologist who worked with Darwin on correctly identifying his bird specimens from the Galapagos, Gould (1804-1881) was as much artist as scientist when it came to hummingbirds. He was captivated by the tiny, turbo-charged creatures, and produced exquisite lithographs of these brilliant little jewels. We present 58 loose facsimile prints of Gould’s work, all on archival-quality paper, and nested in a portfolio box. At 8 x 10 inches, each is suitable for framing. A booklet containing the list of plates also includes a fascinating introductory essay by the head of the Cornell Ornithology Laboratory on both the birds and their champion. (A recent Gould original was selling for $16,000.) For those who are fans of these pint-size masters of flight, this portfolio just may capture their hearts. Only from Levenger.
  • 58 facsimile prints of John Gould’s full-color illustrations of hummingbirds
  • Prints are loose and sized at 8 x 10, for easy framing
  • Housed in a hunter green and cream portfolio box
  • Introductory essay by the Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, John W. Fitzpatrick
  • Archival-quality paper
  • John Gould (1804-1881) might be considered the Audubon of hummingbirds
Click here to see 2 of the prints at full size:.
Read the introduction here.
See why Steve loves these birds! Click here for this blog: http://blog.wellreadlife.com/my_weblog/2014/04/how-to-read-a-hummingbird.html