Lot #21/04 Gamebirds & waterfowl of Southern Africa: a collection of 68 water-colours by C.G. Finch-Davies
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- Lot #21/04 Gamebirds & waterfowl of Southern Africa: a collection of 68 water-colours by C.G. Finch-Davies, originally commissioned to illustrate Lt.-Col. Boyd Horsbrugh's 1912 volume "The game-birds and water-fowl of South Africa" with a foreword by Patrick Horsbrugh. The illustrations in this edition are those found in the original Horsbrugh work, however the accompanying text is modern and abbreviated by Dr Alan Kemp. There is a biography of Finch-Davies by Kemp and of Horsbrugh by F.C. Barnicoat. Copy no. 2253 of the SUBSCRIBER'S EDITION LIMITED TO 5000 COPIES contained in a slip-case. Johannesburg, Winchester Press, 1986. First edition thus. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 190, 69 colour plates, portraits. Jacket spine lightly sunned, previous owner’s details on front paste-down. Good+ Reserve price: R550.00 bids welcome