London, South Kensington
22 September 2004
CLANCEY, P. A. The Rare Birds of Southern Africa, Johannesburg: Winchester Press, 1985. 4° (270 x 207mm). Half title, coloured plates by P. A. Clancey, maps. Original green morocco gilt, slipcase. LIMITED TO 2,026 COPIES, THIS ONE OF 26 "PRESENTATION" VOLUMES LETTERED "K" FOR QUENTIN KEYNES. Inserted into a pocket in the slipcase is AN ORIGINAL SIGNED WATERCOLOUR by P. A. Clancey. A pencil note in Quentin Keynes's hand states this is actually a Remarque copy limited to 20 copies.
With 5 others similar, Simon Calburn's Birds of Southern Africa (Johannesburg, 1969, NO. 103 OF 250 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION BY CALBURN), Enid du Plessis's Western Cape Sandveld Flowers (Cape Town, 1972, NO. 100 OF 300 COPIES), Thomas Baines's The Birds of South Africa (Johannesburg, 1975, NO. 77 OF 500 COPIES) and John Patrick Rourke's Mimetes (Cape Town, 1982, NO. 100 OF 500 COPIES). (5)
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