Birds of the Pacific Slope. A Biography of the Artist & Naturalist 1818 - 1869
first editionoriginal tan linen cloth, brown morocco gilt decorated and lettered labels, text volume in original cloth slipcase
by GRAYSON Andrew Jackson and STONE Lois Chamber
San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1986. First edition. original tan linen cloth, brown morocco gilt decorated and lettered labels, text volume in original cloth slipcase. As new. Quarto, plates large folio (63.5 x 48 cms.; 25 x 19 inches) . Two volumes: text volume and portfolio with plates With 156 large coloured single leaf plates, and numerous coloured plates in the text volume No. of 425 sets, printed by Andrew Hoyem “Andrew Jackson Grayson, who came to San Francisco just before the Gold Rush, was inspired to paint by James John Audubon's Birds of America. He vowed to extend Audubon's visual record west, to include the CA retail Pacific Slope of California and Mexico. Bequeathed to the University of California in 1879 by Grayson's widow, his paintings became an important holding in The Bancroft Library, but remained largely unknown to the public. Lois Chambers Stone of Berkeley spent several years researching the biography of Grayson that accompanies the portfolio. The publication of this long-overlooked masterwork has now assured Grayson of a significant place in the history of American ornithology.As a result of the Arion edition, an exhibition of Grayson's original watercolors and related material, including the book and portfolio, was mounted in 1987 at the Oakland Museum and the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D. C.” -Arion Press information.
(Inventory #: 33527)
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