The Limited Edition Book:
Wild Birds of America - The Art of Basil Ede

Wild Birds of America - The Art of Basil Ede. Wild Birds of America - The Art of Basil Ede.
   After a decade and a half of work, the most significant compilation of bird portraits
since Audubon is  available.  Wild Birds of America - The Art of Basil Ede brings to
 book form  the  acclaimed paintings by the world's foremost bird portraitist. Signed by 
the artist and produced in an extremely limited,  numbered edition of  only 150,   plus
12  artist's  proofs, Ede's book is the amalgamation of elegance, quality and artistry as
 it reproduces his dramatic images with precise detail  and  hand-crafted  skill.  The 34
 included images highlight  the only limited edition book of Ede's Wild Birds of America.

The old-world craftsmanship of fine bookmaking merges with modern technology 
of precision color reproduction to create a masterpiece of beauty in Wild Birds of
America- The Art of Basil Ede.
Metal type is set one word at a time, pages are
individually pulled by letterpress and inspected by hand for the feel of metal biting into
the paper. The bird plates have been laboriously  printed one color at a time for greater 
depth and clarity. The binding is simply superb. Hand bound with the double-fan
technique and enclosed in an elegant cloth drop-spine box, the book features quarter-
leather binding with Niger goat skin specially dyed in Scotland and Turkish marbled
paper covers designed and hand-made by internationally known paper 
decorator and bookbinder Paula Marie Gourley

Each of the 34 plates included in  Wild Birds of America - The Art of Basil Ede,
was  specially chosen  by  the artist  to illustrate the grandeur and  beauty of  the 
subjects. Beginning the 120 majestic pages of work are the foreword by H.R.H. The
 Prince Phillip,  The Duke of Edinburgh,  and the preface by The Honorable Walter
 Annenberg,  former ambassador to the Court of  Saint James.  Jack Warner,  who
 commissioned the Wild Birds of America series, has written the introduction to this
masterful work. The 34 dramatic, full-color images are the highlight of the book,   
followed by field notes and recollections containing pencil sketches, and a section 
of the artist's thoughts about each subject. A colophon section details production
 aspects and includes the press numbering and artist's signature.

The price for the limited edition book,
 Wild Birds of America - The art of Basil Ede
is $1500.00.
Please call (205)-752-7596  for availability.

The Warner Collection
Gulf States Paper Corporation     

"The Warner Collection"