Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing, 2001. First Edition. Large format hardcover (30.5 x 23.5cm), pp. xii, 227, [1, blank], richly illustrated with more than 250 images representing the work of 100 artists; navy cloth covered boards with lettering in gilt on the spine, illustrated dust wrapper featuring detail from ‘Mountain Ash and Crimson Rosellas’ by Richard Weatherly, dark blue endpapers.
Head and tail of spine gently bruised with very light abrasions at joints; top and bottom edges a little dust toned, shallow 3mm long vertical ding to fore edge of front board; faint 5 x 3mm white mark in top corner of back board; top edge of text block foxed, fore edge very lightly foxed, bottom edge clean; very occasional spotting on verso of ffep and first three pages, very mild rippling and toning to top 10mm of pages, otherwise mostly clean and bright; unclipped dust wrapper is clean and bright, occasional spotting to verso. Item #933
Feather and Brush traces the rich 300-year history of Australian bird art – from the crude records of the earliest European voyages of discovery to the diversity of artwork available today. It is a history in which naval draftsmen, convicts, officers, settlers, naturalists, artists and scientists alike contributed both to the art and the science of ornithology.
Feather and Brush contains more than 250 images representing the work of 100 artists. Some are well known, others are published for the first time. All have been carefully selected for their merit, be it ornithological, historical or artistic, and celebrate the special place Australia holds in the history of bird art.