Amsterdam: Tresling & Co. 1904, 1st; blue clothbacked grey cloth boards with blue lithographed stork above blue titles, 19x19cm, 36 distinctive coloured lithographed bird plates on 18 sheets with text and decorative border drawings below; 19 cm sq; 7 5/8. Dutch/Friesian language hardback.
The wonders of birds as they wake and sing, by a famous Dutch naturalist and artist, "designed and set on stone".
"This is a book full of bird joy drawn for sweet youth/ The birds fly freely round through the skies/ Or walk merrily on the ground/ They eat and drink til their bellies are fat/And take the greatest pleasure in everything." Such a happy book. In lovely condition.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; spine ends sl bumped, little bump on back, endpapers and pages darkening, light foxing to top edge, corners square and all else straight and clean. Item #17067