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    Scott and Stuart Gentling. Of Birds and Texas. Fort Worth: Gentling Editions, 1986. First edition, limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 46.
    Elephant folio (28 x 22 inches; 711 x 558 mm.). Complete with 149 unbound acid-free sheets in two portfolios contained in individual cloth chemises and housed in cloth clamshell with paper label on front. Fifty original offset lithographic color plates of Texas birds and landscapes from paintings by Fort Worth artists Scott and Stuart Gentling, with commentary by the twin artists preceding each plate. Included in this monumental work is Texas author John Graves' humorous and very personal eleven-sheet essay entitled "Recollections of a Texas Bird Glimpser." Unbound sheets in two cloth portfolios (as issued), housed in large cloth clamshell box. Paper label on the large clamshell case has a crease on the lower right corner (probably a binding error). Fine. Laid-in are two mimeographed newsletter from the Gentling brothers, one concerning a recently discovered Audubon painting (included in Birds of Texas), and the other notifying subscribers of a delay in publication of this enormous endeavor. Housed in original mailing box printed with Gentling return address.


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