1886 Scarce Victorian Skelding Book ~ SONGS of BIRDS illustrated by Fidelia Bridges.
Author: Fidelia Bridges (illustrator) and Susie Barstow Skelding (editor).
Title: SONGS of BIRDS.
Publisher: New York, White, Stokes & Allen, 1886. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 "X 8 ".
Pages: Unpaginated 22 pages.
Binding: Very good and scarce attractive original softcover binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, lower corner of front cover slightly creased -as shown, with the original binding ribbon in very good condition) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean).
Illustrations: Complete with the 4 wonderful full-page illustrations by Fidelia Bridges.
The book: Very scarce Victorian SONGS of BIRDS illustrated by Fidelia Bridges! A rare find in any condition!
The editor: Susie Barstow Skelding (1857-1934), was an American illustrator who produced several popular series of books in which her illustrations were paired with poetry by well-known authors.
The illustrator: Fidelia Bridges (May 19, 1834 – May 14, 1923) was an American artist of the late 19th century. She was known for delicately detailed paintings that captured flowers, plants, and birds in their natural settings. Although she began as an oil painter, she later gained a reputation as an expert in watercolor painting. She was the only woman among a group of seven artists in the early years of the American Watercolor Society. Some of her work was published as illustrations in books and magazines and on greeting cards.
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