Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots.

London: Pion, 1978. Lear, Edward. Limited. hardcover. Illustrated with 42 beautiful reproductions of Lear's color lithographs. Elephant folio, bound in publisher's 3/4 burgundy morocco over cloth, t.e.g. London: Pion Limited, 1978. Limited edition -- copy number 2 of 500 copies for sale. A fine facsimile reprint of the copy at the Linnean Society of London, printed in England at the Curwen Press. fine.

Originally published in 1832 when Lear was only 19 years old, the book served as inspiration for John Gould, and has become one of the most famous color plate bird books.

Price: $1,000.00

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