Woodstock, New York. The Overlook Press. 1978.
Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 224pp, index, 13 1/2 x 10 inches, brown cloth covered boards, very good unused condition in as new dust jacket. A particularly well printed edition. Surveys the development of natural history illustration to the late 19th century with much information on artists, publishers and stories behind the publications. Chapter headings include The Prehistory of Animal Art, The Early Illustrated Book, The Lithographic Revolution, Through the Microscope etc. There is a section of brief biographical notes and striking color and black and white illustrations. Item #55941