Alexander W. M. Clark Kennedy The Birds of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: A Contribution to the Natural History of the Two Counties

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Photo Date 1868  Print Date 1868

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Published: Eton: Ingalton and Drake; London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1868. 8vo: xiv, [2], 232pp, with three hand-colored albumen prints, mounted on cards, of stuffed birds. ("It was impossible at the time to photograph live birds due to the absence of the telephoto lens and extremely sensitive plates that would permit short exposures." Goldschmidt & Naef). Publisher's forest-green pebble-grained cloth, spine and upper cover with bird vignettes in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, chocolate coated end papers. A good, copy, clean, crisp text, the photographs vibrant, with deep, rich colors. Some smudges on cover and wear on spine, particularly at the top. Gernsheim 436. Goldschmidt & Naef, The Truthful Lens, 96. The author was only age 16 when he published this "contribution to the natural history of two counties," apparently the first field guide to birds to use photographs for illustrations.

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Photo Detail | Alexander W. M. Clark Kennedy - The Birds of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: A Contribution to the Natural History of the Two Counties
Photo Detail | Alexander W. M. Clark Kennedy - The Birds of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: A Contribution to the Natural History of the Two Counties