27624 iredale birds2 webBirds of Paradise and Bower Birds

33 colour plates by Lilian Medland. Publisher's full green morocco with gilt King Bird of Paradise, bevelled boards and top edge gilt. Limited to 100 numbered copies and signed by Tom Iredale and Lilian Medland, a fine copy.

A conchologist and ornithologist, Tom Iredale produced over 400 papers on natural history and the biological sciences in his lifetime. Limited to only 100 numbered copies, this exquisite publication details the beauty, behaviour and biology of birds of paradise and bower birds, and features the remarkable illustrations of Lilian Medland: artist and also wife to Iredale. The two met while employed at the British Museum, later settling in Sydney, Australia.

Iredale is considered an unusual figure of the ornithological world and was known to possess an incredible ability to memorise bibliographical details relating to his profession. He also spent some time working with ornithologist Gregory Mathews. This limited publication is signed by both Iredale and Medland, and would be a beautiful addition to any collection.

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