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Crowns of Aves

1" x 1 1/8", 48 pages, 30 illustrations

A study of the headgear of Avian royalty. The birds come from the beautiful portraits of the Bird's Peerage of Aves, A Natural History of the Birds, W. Derham & E. Albin.  (3 vols. London, 1731-1738). The still, beady-eved stare of these aristocrats make the immense pomposity of the crowns faintly comic, but not more so than the Hapsburgs, I suppose.

Also available in an even more delightful miniature here.


This product was added to our catalog February 14, 2017

$36.00