Rails of the World by S. Dillon Ripley, Illustrated by J.
Rails of the World - A Monograph of the Family Rallidae
by S. Dillon Ripley and illustrated by J. Fenwick Lansdowne is
a magnificent example of the printers art. Much like an Audubon
portfolio this volume presents exquisite detailed paintings of
these oft overlooked marsh birds. The book was published by David
R. Godine in Toronto in 1977 in an edition of 400. This is copy
231. It is bound in half red Morocco and ships in a wooden box
which gives book title and copy number. Each copy is signed by
Ripley and includes an original signed and numbered print by Lansdowne.
This comprehensive and informative large format (10.5" x
14.25") book contains 406 pages with forty-one paintings
of birds by Lansdowne. Condition: Book and slipcase Excellent;
in original publishers wood box and padding. (003bkRails) $500.00
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