by Frasconi, Antonio.
1958. . 11 x 8. 15 leaves Frenchfold with ten fullpage woodcuts of South American birds. Each hand colored bird faces a paragraph of text. Blue boards printed across both covers with a woodcut of migrating birds in flight. The binding (fragile & most often found in shabby condition) is here in fine condition. However, there is light foxing on the fore edges of this delightful book. "Through fortunate circumstances, I have always settled near the seashore. In my homeland, there was the view of the Rio de la Plata. [It] held a constant fascination for me and, particularly, I found a great deal of excitement in watching the migrations of hundreds and hundreds of birds as they arrived or took leave of their sanctuary for warmer waters. Now again, almost twenty years later, I find myself gazing at similar migrations traveling along the Long Island Sound. And while not a bird-watcher, I indeed admire the principle of freedom inherent in such a movement." One of 200 numbered copies signed by Frasconi. Printed from the blocks on handmade Hosho paper and handcolored by Frasconi. This was nominated the best book of 1958. The Books of Antonio Frasconi 14.
(Inventory #: 18358)