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A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches (Limited edition)


Published by Curpotten Ltd for Fine Sporting Interests, 1979, limited edition of 500 copies signed by Philip Rickman. This no 445. Half green morocco leather binding with green cloth boards. Five raised bands to spine, gilt lettering and images of birds to spine. Gilt image of two ducks to front board and of a snipe to rear board. Aeg. Contained in a plain green slipcase with a facsimile of Philip Rickman's signature to one side. Small folio, 16.25ins x 12.25ins, marbled endpapers, unpaginated. Comprises limitation page, half title page, colour frontis, title page with vignette illustration, Foreword (by the Duke of Edinburgh), photograph of Philip Rickman, Editors note (by Richard Colebrook-Robjent), list of plates, list of black and white illustrations, preface (by Philip Rickman), followed by 31 plates. The format of the plates being a title page, a black and white sketch and short text to the verso facing a tissue guarded colour plate. Printed on high quality paper and hand bound by Morrell of London. Fine in Fine slipcase. Nb weighs almost 4kg pre-packing, very expensive to post overseas.