Stokes, 1886, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated
FIDELIA BRIDGES (illustrator). Familiar Birds, and What the Poets Sing of Them, New York: White, Stokes and Allen, 1886; together with Favorite Birds, and What the Poets Sing of Them, New York: Stokes and Brother, 1888. Quartos, cloth-covered boards with gilt and silver lettering and floral/avian decoration, all edges gilt. 1. Familiar Birds, pp. 134 with duplicated preliminary leaves including color frontis, so although 12 color plates are called for, there are 13, with 2 copies of "Orioles and Plum Blossoms." Favorite Birds, pp. 103, 8 color plates. Text consists of various poems with bird themes. The artist was considered part of the American pre-Raphaelite movement, but she evolved away from the style and fell into obscurity after she died in the early 20th century. Rediscovery in the 1980s brought her a fresh group of followers, however. Condition of this set Age toning, some loss of gilt and silvering on the covers, edges rubbed, overall very good. Images fine. Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; United States; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54609.