Children's Books and Literature, Photography, Performing Arts, Fine Bindungs & Editions.

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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

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Bratby, Through the Air.

Bratby, Through the Air.

Bratby, Michael / Scott, Peter. Through the Air. Adventures with Wild Fowl and Small-boat Sailing. First Edition. London, Country Life, 1941. 24 x 18 cm. 127 pages. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Peter Scott, including 20 original drawings in blue ink, of which one is a full page drawing. All drawings are signed or initialed. Blue Morrocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London. Gilt line decorations and gilt title on spine. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Very good condition. Some rubbing and bumping to binding. Minor material losses to lower front board. Internally dust dulled and foxed. Text block clean. Inscribed by Michael Bratby ‘To the Field Marshal’. 20 original drawings by Peter Scott.

Provenance: From the Library of Sir Alan Francis Brook, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke.

Peter Scott (1909 – 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman.
Scott was knighted in 1973 for his contribution to the conservation of wild animals. He had been a founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature, founded the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (November 1946), and was an influence on international conservation. He received the WWF Gold Medal. and the J. Paul Getty Prize for his work.

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Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.
Bratby, Through the Air.

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