Sharp Eyes A Rambler's Calendar of Fifty-Two Weeks Among Insects, Birds, and Flowers
Gibson, Wm. Hamilton

New York - London: Harper & Brothers, 1902. xx + 322 pages; index; with an original artwork landscape scene in color on the front endpaper by William Hamilton Gibson (1850-1896) American illustrator, author and naturalist, done in his characteristic highly detailed style in watercolor and ink; in the background can be made out the lettering, "Arthur T. Merrick His brook" which describes the charmingly bucolic scene in the picture, which occupies 2/3 of the page; Merrick was a fellow New York City illustrator, creating work at the same period as Gibson and evidently a friend; the book with tissue-guarded frontispiece in black and white, illustrated throughout with the same by Gibson, his natural history renderings faithful to detail; title page with dragonfly in blue-green gilt; bound in the original publishers' dark blue cloth, gilt cover and spine titles, fanciful green & white leaf-and-insect framing decoration on front cover surrounding title; some edge, tips wear to binding; in very good condition; and especially so for the beautiful gem of an original W.H. Gibson artwork. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 20828)

$450.00

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