Gary R Swanson's World of Wildlife Paintings. Gary Swanson.
Gary R Swanson's World of Wildlife Paintings
Gary R Swanson's World of Wildlife Paintings
Gary R Swanson's World of Wildlife Paintings
Gary R Swanson's World of Wildlife Paintings
Gary R Swanson's World of Wildlife Paintings
Gary R Swanson's World of Wildlife Paintings

Gary R Swanson's World of Wildlife Paintings

Prescott, AZ: Privately printed for the author/artist, 1986. Swanson, Gary. First Limited to 500 Copies. Hardcover. Reflections of Three Continents. 1986 Prescott AZ. 500 remarqued and signed copies with an ORIGINAL pen & ink sketch on the page preceding the limitation page. All copies were specially hand bound with an original limited edition bronze plaque of a bighorn sheep inlaid on thick board cover. Binding is full elephant tail patterned embossed thick cowhide, gilt stamped and with raised spine bands. All page edges are gilt. Each of these remaqued volumes id displayed in an exotic hardwood half clamshell case with brass corners. Oblong 4to (18 inches long x 13 inches high). Beautifully printed on thick paper. 255 pages show 54 fine color plates and many black and white mezzotone illustrations. Double page decorative map endpapers front and rear. 22 Africa images (incl the big five), 6 of Asia (mainly sheep) and 26 North America. The Asia section was authored y Weatherby Award winner Basil Bradbury and the N America section by Jim Carmichel; the Africa section by noted National Geographic photographer/author Philip Kahl. This is one of the most sumptuous limited ediutions produced in the past 25 years or 30 years. No expense was spared in taking these pictures of the world's great game animals and making them into a book that can be enjoyed by 500 lucky individuals. A number of remaqued copies were likely purchased or given to Swanson collectors as copies almost never come up for sale. The shipping weight of this book will exceed 30 pounds so there will be substantion postage and insurance charges depending upon delivery method and location. Fine / Original wood box near fine. Item #4006

Price: $3,000.00