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The Norwich Canary: KW Grigg(Author) & James Black (Author)
Essentials for keeping, breeding & managing Norwich Canaries!
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$59.99
The Creation of a Strain: by Wing Commander W.D. Lea Rayner (Author) SWE Bishop (Foreword)
RARE & Very Hard to find Book! Author & Foreward Pigeon Racing Experts!
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$119.99
The Illustrated Book of Pigeons with Standards for Judging: by Robert Fulton (Author) Lewis Wright (Editor) F.W.Ludlow (Illustrations)  **BIG GREEN BOOK**
Circa 1880s - Large Green book - 50 Colored plates - RARE and HARD to FIND!!
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$999.99
0853900299 Pierre Dordin The Complete Fancier His Life His Pigeons His Studies: by Dr Tim Lovel (Author)
Biography of the world's greatest pigeon fancier Pierre Dordin - Winner of 12 Nationals, 3 internationals Pigeon races & Pigeon Breeder!
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$69.99
b0016ojdts Janssen Brothers Arendonk The Greatest Pigeon Fanciers of all time: by Ad Schaerlaeckens (Author)
1st Edition Leather Bound 1984 - Very RARE & Hard to Find! Racing Pigeon Book about the World Famous Janssen Brothers Arendonk
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$299.99
The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author)
This 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from all over the word!
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$99.99
b000nwmlfc The Book of the Pigeon: by Carl A. Naether (Author)
3rd Edition (1944) - Very Rare and Hard to Find Pigeon Book!
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$24.99
0801540437 A Fancy for Pigeons: by Jack Kligerman
First Edition! RARE and HARD to Find!
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$24.99
0910876029 Encyclopedia of Pigeon Breeds: by Wendell M. Levi (Author)
1st Edition Rare! From the World's foremost Pigeon expert with help from fanciers in 27 Pigeon keeping Nations. Five years of effort & lifetime of Experience
Out of Stock
$149.99
Drawing Your Pets using Scraperboard Techniques: by Charles Darby (Author)
Drawing your own pets can be a pleasurable pastime, and Charles Darby shows how it can be done using scraper board techniques.
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$9.99
The Norwich Canary: KW Grigg(Author) & James Black (Author)
The Norwich Canary: KW Grigg(Author) & James Black (Author) (1852590521)
This book covers all the essentials for keeping and managing Norwich Canaries for showing or as a hobby.  

It also give extensive guidance on the management and history of all canaries!

17 Chapters - see below!  

Product Details

  • Condition: Used - Fine Condition - exception of front cover weathered from age and price sticker missing
  • Softcover: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1988)
  • Illustration: B&W photographs and hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1852590521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590529
  • Parcel Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 512 g


Contents

1.  Introducing the Norwich Canary
2.  
History of the Canary

3.  The Domesticated Canary
4.  Brief Outline of Popular Varieties
5.  Cages and Aviaries
6.  Producing the Eggs and Breeding
7.  Providing an Adequate Diet
8.  Bird Anatomy
9.  Canary Breeder's Monthly Guide
10. Exhibiting
11. Basic Genetics
12. Common Complaints
13. History of the Norwich
14. Norwich Show Requirements
15. Management of Norwich Canaries
16. Breeding Norwich Canaries
17. Colour Breeding
Essentials for keeping, breeding & managing Norwich Canaries!
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$59.99
The Creation of a Strain: by Wing Commander W.D. Lea Rayner (Author) SWE Bishop (Foreword)
The Creation of a Strain: by Wing Commander W.D. Lea Rayner (Author) SWE Bishop (Foreword) (B000K2LC7I)

Tracing the evolution of the Racing Pigeon from the earliest times to the present day. Red cloth, gilt titles. B/W photos 

Foreword is written by the Racing Pigeon expert SWE Bishop! 

We have other books written by SWE Bishop!  


Product details:

  • Condition:  Used - Good Condition.  Red Cloth bound both boards are straight.  Spine  and front cover has gilt lettering and this is worn off.  Previous owner's name embossed inside of front covers.  Index pages have a few holes.  Binding is broken between front board.  
  • Hardcover: 396 pages 
  • Publisher:  All-British Pigeon Racing, UK (1955) 
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
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  • ASIN: B000K2LC7I
  • Product Dimensions:  22 x 14.5 x 1.4 cm
    • Shipping Weight:  651 g

     Chatpers:

    1.  Origin or Origins
    2.  Domestic Evolution in Ancient times
    3.  "Les Anversois" (Antwerp)
    4.  "Les Liegois"  (Liege and Verviers)
    5.  Brussels and the Rest
    6.  Commercial Use in Britain
    7.  Introduction of Pigeon Racing into England - W. B. Tegetmeier
    RARE & Very Hard to find Book! Author & Foreward Pigeon Racing Experts!
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    $119.99
    The Illustrated Book of Pigeons with Standards for Judging: by Robert Fulton (Author) Lewis Wright (Editor) F.W.Ludlow (Illustrations)  **BIG GREEN BOOK**
    The Illustrated Book of Pigeons: by Robert Fulton (Author) Lewis Wright (Editor) (sm-used-0016)

    Magnificent book written by Robert Fulton and edited by Lewis Wright - circa 1880.  This is a LARGE and HEAVY book containing 50 life-like coloured plates contained in xx chapters.

    Both Author and Editor have done their best, honestly and heartily, to provide a full and trustworthy treatise for the Pigeon Fancier. The one has desired and endeavored to tell all he knows of the subject in its various branches, and the other has done his best to present that knowledge in the most effective form possible under the circumstances 

    Original publisher's cloth decoratively titled and stamped in gilt and black with GREEN boards, beveled edges; lower board blind stamped.  50 life-like coloured plates from paintings by F. W. Ludlow.  

    Truly a collector's edition would be an asset to every book collector!  

     

    Product details:

    • Condition:  Used - Very Good Condition.  Rubbed leather spines, minor worn corners, pencil marks on a few of the first pages dating the book,list of illustrations - pencil mark checks beside each of the color plate names
    • Hardcover: 392 pages - green boards with black and gilted along with gilted edges on the pages
    • Publisher:  Cassell Petter & Galpin (c1880) 
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: 50 colour plates and hand illustrations
    • ISBN-10:  
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    • Product Dimensions:  27 x 22 x 4.8 cm
      • Shipping Weight:  2.5 Kg

       
      Chapters:


      1.  The Pigeon Fancy
      2.  Historical and Literary
      3.  The Pigeon Loft
      4.  Feeding and General Management of Pigeons
      5.  Breeding and Exhibiting
      6.  The Carrier
      7.  The Pouter
      8.  Foreign and Pigmy Pouters
      9.  The Almond Tumbler and its Sub-varieties
      10. Mottled and Whole-feathered Tumblers
      11. Baldheads and Beards.  Exhibiting Short-faces
      12. Common and Flying Tumblers
      13. The Dragoon
      14. The Barb
      15. The Jacobin
      16. The Exhibition Antwerp
      17. Homing Pigeons
      18. The Turbit
      19. The Owl
      20. Oriental Frilled Pigeons
      21. Damascenes and Capuchin
      22. The Fantail
      23. The Trumpeter
      24. Swifts, Lahores, Burbese, Scandaroons
      25. German Toys
      26. The Magpie
      27. The Nun
      28. The Archangel
      29. The Runt
      30. Pigeons as Food
      31. Diseases of Pigeons
      Appendix: Metropolitan Pigeon Societies and their History

      Circa 1880s - Large Green book - 50 Colored plates - RARE and HARD to FIND!!
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      $999.99
      Naturalist\'s Library Ornithology Pigeons Volume IX: by Prideaux John Selby (Author) Sir William Jardine (Edited by)
      Naturalist's Library Ornithology Pigeons Volume IX: by Prideaux John Selby (Author) Sir William Jardine (Edited by) (sm-used-0017)

      Written by Prideaux Selby and edited by Sir William Jardine - this is the 9th volume belonging to the Naturalists Library Ornithology book series - this book is entirely on PIGEONS.  

      Contains 228 pages with 30 hand-coloured plates, 1 hand coloured title page, 1 Black & White portrait of Flint; plates engraved and coloured after drawings by the famous Edward Lear. 

      Published by W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh in  circa 1836; contained in RED Leather binding, spine has black and white leather with gold Gilt lettering "Jardines Naturalists Library    Pigeons     9" and decorative effects.  Spine and boards are in excellent condition with straight, no bumps, nicks or scratches.  Volume is in excellent condition, marbled paper on pastedown / end papers.   A nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other marking.  Paper is a bit discolored due to age of this book


      Truly a collector's edition would be an asset to every book collector!  


      Product details:

      • Condition:  Used - Very Good Condition.  Red Leather bound both boards are straight.  Spine has red and black leather with Gilt lettering no nicks or chips, pastedown has brown speck marbling
      • Hardcover: 228 pages 
      • Publisher:  W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh (circa 1836) 
      • Language: English
      • Illustrations: 30  hand-colour plates and hand illustrations
      • ISBN-10:  
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      • Product Dimensions:  18 x 12 x 1.2 cm
        • Shipping Weight:  375 g

         
        Circa 1836 - Red Leather bound ~ RARE and Hard to Find!!
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        $1,199.99
        Pigeons: their Structure, Varieties, habits and Management: by W. B. Tegetmeier (Author) Harrison Weir (Illustrator)
        Pigeons: their Structure, Varieties, Habits and Management: by W.B. Tegetmeier (Author) Harrison Weir (Illustrator) (sm-used-0017)

        Tegetmeier had been interested in pigeons and domestic fowl since his youth. In adulthood, he was recognized as an authority on both subjects. It was in this capacity that, in 1855, he found himself being introduced to another gentleman who had recently begun to show an interest in pigeons. Many years later, in an article for Tatler, Tegetmeier described the encounter:

        Continuing my love for pigeons, I became the secretary of the most exclusive pigeon association, the Philoperisteron Society, which held its annual meetings in the great hall of the Freemasons’ Tavern. At one of these exhibitions I heard a voice which said, ‘Oh, here’s Tegetmeier ; he will tell you all about these birds better than I can’. I turned round, and saw [my friend William] Yarrell with a stranger, whom he introduced as Mr. Charles Darwin.

        This book contains 26 chapters with 16 pages of coloured engravings and a further 16 pages of engravings on wood by Harrison Weir  (see a list of the chapters and the coloured and wood engravings from our PICTURES)

        Truly a collector's edition would be an asset to every book collector!  

         

        Product details:

        • Condition:  Used - Good Condition.  Rubbed leather spines with gilt lettering "PIGEONS" and decorative effects, minor worn corners  pencil marks on a few of the first pages indicating 16 coloured plates.  3/4 exterior Sideboards and interior pasteboard both front and back have red, brown,blue, white marbling.  Marbling is on outside of page 3 edges.  1st page has loose picture.  Paper throughout book has bends in it.    
        • Hardcover: 188 pages  
        • Publisher:  George Routledge and Sons, London (1868)
        • Language: English
        • Illustrations: 16 Colored engravings & 16 Wood plates
        • ISBN-10:  
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        • Product Dimensions:  28 x 20 x 2.4 cm
          • Shipping Weight:   964 g

           
          Published 1868 16 Colored engravings & 16 Wood plates RARE & HARD to FIND!!
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          $599.99
          0853900299 Pierre Dordin The Complete Fancier His Life His Pigeons His Studies: by Dr Tim Lovel (Author)
          Pierre Dordin The Complete Fancier His Life His Pigeons His Studies: by Dr Tim Lovel (Author) (9780853900290)

          Signed copy by the Author. 

          Pierre Dordin was the complete pigeon fancier of the mid-twentieth centruy.  For over 50 years his strain dominated the French racing scene, and made the Belgians tremble!  Today Dordin pigeons are still winning all over the world.  

          Winner of 12 Nationals and three internationals, author, experimenter, a man passionate in defence of truth and fairness to both birds and fanciers everywhere.  Dordin stood pre-eminent. Almost his complete writings are published here in English for the first time, including his racing methods, his creation of a distinctive, line-bred strain that combines beauty with performance and his skillful use of an out-cross.  Whatever strain they keep themselves, this will be a book to fascinate all racing pigeons enthusiasts. 

          Sell as-is.

          Product Details

          • Condition: Used – Very good condition - Cover has minor wear
          • Hardcover: 120 pages
          • Publisher: The Racing Pigeon Publishing Co Ltd. (1985)
          • Language: English
          • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
          • ISBN-10: 0853900299
          • ISBN-13: 9780853900290
          • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 1.2 cm
          • Shipping Weight: 282 g


          Contents:

          1.  Early Life
          2.  Years of War and Afterwards
          3.  Management at Villa Patience
          4.  Sweet Success
          5.  Experiments
          6.  International Competition and Co-operation
          7.  1979 - The end of an era
          8.  The Dordin pigeons
           

          Biography of the world's greatest pigeon fancier Pierre Dordin - Winner of 12 Nationals, 3 internationals Pigeon races & Pigeon Breeder!
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          $69.99
          b0016ojdts Janssen Brothers Arendonk The Greatest Pigeon Fanciers of all time: by Ad Schaerlaeckens (Author)
          Janssen Brothers Arendonk The Greatest Pigeon Fanciers of all time: by Ad Schaerlaeckens (Author) (B0016OJDTS )

          The story of the Janssen family from Belgium - parents, sisters and brothers - who started a revolution in pigeon racing and whom the international pigeon racing press agrees have improved the present-day racing pigeon with their birds of unrivalled class. With diagrams of pigeon lineage. Very well illustrated.

          This is the 1st edition of this book - published and printed in 1984 in Belguim.  The front cover had the lettering embossed in Gold.  


          Truly and RARE and HARD to find! 

          Sold as-is. 

          Product Details

          • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG)
          • Hardcover: 256 pages Leather bound with Gold Embossed
          • Publisher: Nauwelaerts Printing; Edition: 1st (1984)
          • Language: English
          • Illustrations: B&W photos
          • ISBN-10:                              
          • ISBN-13: 
          • ASIN: B0016OJDTS 
          • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 17.5 x 2.3 cm
          • Shipping Weight: 745 g

          1st Edition Leather Bound 1984 - Very RARE & Hard to Find! Racing Pigeon Book about the World Famous Janssen Brothers Arendonk
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          $299.99
          Memoirs of Piet DeWeerd Volume One Featuring the Janssens of Arendonk The Golden Legend
          Memoirs of Piet DeWeerd Volume One Featuring the Janssens of Arendonk The Golden Legend (sm-used-0009)
          Peter DeWeerd is one of the most recognized names in the pigeon racing world.  This book about Piet chronicles his studies of various strains of pigeons which highlights the Janssens and many other of the old champions of pigeon racing.  This book has been translated into ENGLISH.

          RARE and HARD TO FIND!!!

          Product Details

          • Condition: Used - Fine condition
          • Softcover: 292 pages  
          • Publisher:  Tel-Aire Publications Inc. 
          • Illustration: Black & White illustrations & Color photos
          • ISBN-10:   
          • ISBN-13:   
          • Parcel Dimensions: 23 x 15.5 x 2 cm
          • Shipping Weight: 490 g


          Written by the Pigeon Racing Legend!
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          $79.99
          The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author)
          The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author) ( Silvio0001)

          The World Champions 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from Holland, Germany, Japan , the USA Belgium Canada and the Peoples Republic of China. Legendary fanciers include Campbell Strange, Chris Peeman,Jef, Luc, and Nadia Houben, Antoine Jacobs, Jos Thone, Edmond Tournier, Silvere Toye, Van Brauene, Jan Hermans, Ludo Claessens, Gijs Peters,Willi Ritz, Silvio Mattacchione, Raymond Hermes, Dr. Jeff Horn, Louella Lofts, Koopman and Son.In total 56 fanciers with their key pigeons.

          Product details

          • Condition: Used
          • Hardcover: 207 pages  
          • Publisher:  The Champion Trade Co. Ltd , 1st Edition (1983)
          • Language: English
          • Illustrations: Color photos
          • ISBN-10:   
          • ISBN-13:    
          • Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 21.5 x 2.1 cm
          • Shipping Weight:  1.1 Kg

          This 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from all over the word!
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          $99.99
          b000nwmlfc The Book of the Pigeon: by Carl A. Naether (Author)
          The Book of the Pigeon: by Carl A. Naether (Author) (B000NWMLFC)

          To the novice as well as to the experienced fancier, this book affords thoroughly practical, authentic and up-to-date information pertaining to every important phase of modern pigeon keeping. 

          Approximately one hundred varieties, including fancy, racing, utility pigeons and foreign doves are described.  

          Helpful hints are offered on the care, housing, feeding and breeding of these varieties.  Separate chapters are devoted to the fascinating sport of racing pigeons with particular emphasis on the care and  training of these aerial couriers.  This book is unique in that it treats not only almost all well known domesticated breeds but also numerous rare foreign wild pigeons, which the author has successfully bred for years. 

          Scores of superb photographs of prize winning pigeons from famous American as well as outstanding British, Belgian and other old country lofts many of which are the work of outstanding animal photographs enable the reader to identify each breed quickly and surely. 

          Sold as-is. 

          Product Details

          • Condition: New – Very Good condition for the book - dust jacket is on the edges is worn and ripped
          • Hardcover: 242 pages with dust jacket very worn
          • Publisher: David McKay Co,3rd Edition (1944)
          • Language: English
          • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
          • ISBN-10:                         
          • ISBN-13:  
          • ASIN: B000NWMLFC
          • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 1.2 cm
          • Shipping Weight: 437 g


          Contents:

          1.  
          Till Death Do Part?

          2.  The Iron in the Velvet
          3.  Billing and Cooing
          4.  Lofts - Equipment and Management
          5.  Home at Any Cost
          6.  Fleet Wings - origin, care and handling
          7.  Fleet Wings - management and breeding
          8.  Fancy Breeds
          9.  For Pelf and Palate
          10. Commercial Breeds
          11. Concerning Foreign Doves
          3rd Edition (1944) - Very Rare and Hard to Find Pigeon Book!
          Out of Stock
          $24.99
          0801540437 A Fancy for Pigeons: by Jack Kligerman
          A Fancy for Pigeons: by Jack Kligerman (Author) (9780801540431)

          Covering the history, pigeons in war and peace, coops, lofts and more! 

          Photographs taken by the author. 

          This is a first edition with the important number line on the publishing page:  

                                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

          Sold as-is. 

          Product Details

          • Condition: Used – Good condition - mild discoloration and ripped on the back portion of the dust jacket
          • Hardcover: 216 pages with dust jacket
          • Publisher: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1st Edition (1978)
          • Language: English
          • Illustrations:  B&W photos
          • ISBN-10: 0801540437                      
          • ISBN-13: 978-0801540431
          • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16 x 2.3 cm
          • Shipping Weight: 555 g


          Contents:

          1. 
           Greenpoint and Patrick Sottile:  La Guerra

          2.  Columba livia: The Evolution of the Species
          3.  Pigeons at the Fountain: The Dove
          4.  Coops, Lofts and Dovecotes: Some Social History
          5.  Messenger Pigeons in War and Peace
          6.  William T. Keeton and the Mysterious Homing Instinct
          7.  Pigeon Racing
          8.  Show Pigeons


          First Edition! RARE and HARD to Find!
          Out of Stock
          $24.99
          0910876029 Encyclopedia of Pigeon Breeds: by Wendell M. Levi (Author)
          Encyclopedia of Pigeon Breeds: by Wendell M. Levi (Author) (9780910876025)

          Never before has there been a book of this scope in living color.  Five years of effort and a lifetime of experience by Wendell M. Levi, the world's foremost pigeon expert, with help from fanciers in 27 pigeon-keeping nations, make this the definitive work on the breeds of pigeons as they really exist in lofts of prominent fanciers.  

          There are 768 original natural color photographs of the best typical specimens.  None have bee retouched.  Additional illustrations cover the history of pigeon keeping, genetics, care, and other aspects of this ancient and respected hobby.

          A beginning pigeon keeper will find everything he needs to know spelled out.  An accomplished hobbyist will discover new aspects presented by the acknowledge expert.  

          17 chapters and 14 Index pages with a wealth of information!

          Plastic dust cover has slight rubbing.
          Sold as-is. 

          Product Details

          • Condition: Used – Near Fine (F) 
          • Hardcover: 790 pages with dust jacket clear hard plastic
          • Publisher: T.F.H. Publications Inc.,1st Edition(1965)
          • Language: English
          • Illustrations: Color photos and illustrations
          • ISBN-10: 0910876029                 
          • ISBN-13: 978-0910876025              
          • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 15 x 4.6 cm
          • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg

          Contents:

          1.  Man's Faithfuly Ally through the ages
          2.  The Facts of the Life of the Pigeon
          3.  7 musts for Pigeon Raising
          4.  Pigeon Propagation Problems
          5.  The Pigeon's Needs
          6.  How to Feed
          7.  The Pigeon House
          8.  Flypen
          9.  Equipment
          10. Individual Coop (Cages)
          11. Leg Bands and Banding
          12. Ailments of Pigeons
          13. Official Band Associations
          14. Classification of Hereditary Characters
          15. The Genetics of the Pigeon
          16. Training Flying Pigeons
          17. Domestic Breeds of Pigeons

          1st Edition Rare! From the World's foremost Pigeon expert with help from fanciers in 27 Pigeon keeping Nations. Five years of effort & lifetime of Experience
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          $149.99
          Drawing Your Pets using Scraperboard Techniques: by Charles Darby (Author)
          Drawing Your Pets using Scraperboard Techniques: by Charles Darby (Author) (9780862300432)

          All the pets pictured in this book inhabit the beautiful informative world of Saiga Publications. The illustrations are produced in the sharp, black and white medium of Scraperboard and combine this fascinating art with the fascination of their furred and feathered creatures.

          The author offers no short cut to success. Perseverance and practice are the key words but maybe the information, instructions and art work contained herein will help to make the effort a little easier until the reader finds his other own particular style an learns the pleasure of producing Scraperboard pictures.

          Product Details

          • Condition: New
          • Paperback: 71 pages  
          • Publisher: Saiga Publishing Co. Ltd (1982)
          • Language: English
          • Illustrations: B&W illustrations
          • ISBN-10: 0862300436
          • ISBN-13: 978-0862300432
          • Product Dimensions:  21.8 x 13.6 x .7 cm
          • Shipping Weight: 177 g

          Contents:

          1.  Materials
          2.  Tools
          3.  Preliminary Exercises
          4.  Making a Picture
          5.  Various illustrations
          6.  Using a Grained Board
          7.  Special Pets' Corner

          Drawing your own pets can be a pleasurable pastime, and Charles Darby shows how it can be done using scraper board techniques.
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          $9.99
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