Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”. Antonio Frasconi.
Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”
Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”
Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”
Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”
Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”
Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”
Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”

Birds from My Homeland. With Notes from W.H. Hudson’s “Birds of La Plata.”

[New York: Antonio Frasconi, 1958]. One of two hundred copies signed and numbered by Frasconi. Printed by Igal Rodenko. Woodcuts printed from the original blocks. With ten woodcuts hand-colored by Frasconi. Paper is Hosho, handmade in Japan. Hand-colored vignette on title-page. Dedicated to the Spanish-Puerto Rican cellist Pablo Casals. Slight wear to spine and a bit of sunning. Head of spine neatly repaired with matching paper. Interior is fine, clean, and bright. Overall a very good copy of a beautiful production by Frasconi. Original blue paper-covered boards printed with a flock of birds in black. 11 in. x 8 in. [28] pp. Item #17121

The ten woodcuts depict birds that Frasconi remembers from his childhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, particularly around the Río de la Plata. The birds are listed by their Spanish- and indigenous-language names as well as their English names. The birds are the bienteveo, hornero, calandria, churrinche, tijereta, teru teru, chingolo, siete vestidos, chaja, and pirincho — tanagers, tyrants, mockingbirds, sparrows, and more.

Price: $1,250.00

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