Gaithersburg, MD: Flower Valley Press, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 132 pages, VG-/VG-; white DJ, black lettering: overall mild wear to DJ, yellowing/light soiling to covers, "$44.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black matte cloth boards, white lettering to spine: slight material loss to head and corners; mild denting to edges of boards; light age-toning/wear to text-block; clean and bright green and black illustrated endpapers; interior clean, with numerous full-color plates of Harper's work; INSCRIBED by Harper to verso of ffep and to laid-in Department of the Interior Museum postcard featuring an exhibit of the same name open through February 28, 1998; shelved Case 11.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Charley Harper (1922–2007) was an American modernist artist best known for his depictions of flora and fauna, with a particular emphasis on birds. Throughout his career he produced illustrations for numerous books and magazines, as well as prints and posters for nature-based organizations (e.g., National Park Service, Cincinnati Zoo). He described his own style as "minimalist realism," taking influence from cubism, minimalism (e.g., Audubon), and modern physics.