10 June 2012

birds of the world.

it had been a long time since I had found something precious at the flea market - finally yesterday I stumbled upon a special treasure by chance in Valtteri.
3 volumes of the colour encyclopedia Birds OF THE WORLD from 1969!
✻ 10 of my favourite front covers.
each of the 3 volumes I have got is divided into twelve parts: the full encylopedia has 9 volumes. I have seen the remaining 6 volumes in the same spot where I have found the first 3 and I am considering to go back next weekend to pick them up. each issue features a back cover with a beautiful drawing - which was meant to be cut off as a poster: I am going to share some of those too soon.
thanks to this precious find - I will have something to read and a source of inspiration to write my MA thesis!

6 comments:

  1. It's needless to say that we have to pick up the missing volumes ASAP!

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    1. yes! let's hope nobody else will think about it before we get there!

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    2. sei la personcina piรน tenera del mondo!
      queste immagini sono bellissime <3

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    3. awww Emi, grazie! sono contenta che ti piacciano! :-)

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  2. the birds that feature the covers are all very unique, but he one in part 10 of vol. 1 is so freaky!
    i can only imagine how many weird looking birds are in just those 3 volumes :)

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    1. I know! :-) that's the Shoebill - a type of stork from Africa: it's called like that because its beak reminds of a shoe! ;-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoebill

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