The Living Birds of Eric Ennion - John BusbyLondon: Victor Gollancz, 1982, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, a little age-toning overall. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Chronological tables ; Colour plates; Black & white drawings; Colour drawings; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: “Eric Ennion was a unique but not widely known genius of British wildlife painting. A Cambridgeshire doctor with a passion for nature, he gave up medicine to pioneer Field Study Centres and to write, to broadcast and above all, to draw and paint the birds he knew with a first-hand experience seldom equalled by any artist.
This book shows a selection of the beautiful studies and field sketches kept by Eric Ennion as references for his larger paintings, as well as illustrations and descriptive extracts from some of his articles and books. He always hoped that people would learn to see and enjoy birds as they really are, rather than as artist’s book-plates; now, through his own eyes and brush, this is just what we are able to do.”