Artist and Publisher
This fine limited edition book, Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles, published in 1999, is the latest publication by Fine Sporting Interests Limited. It’s illustrated by Richard Robjent and written by Brian Martin. The author is one of Britain’s foremost country and natural history writers and a keen sportsman. He has compiled detailed accounts of the thirteen species on the quarry list as follows: duck:- mallard, wigeon, teal, pintail, shoveler, gadwall, tufted, pochard and goldeneye, and geese:- greylag, pinkfoot, whitefront and Canada. Also detailed accounts of the four species shot under general license:- the brent goose, barnacle goose, goosander and red-breasted merganser. The book is limited to 350 copies each signed by the author and artist and containing an original sepia sketch by Richard Robjent. Added to this the first 35 copies are fully bound and contain an original watercolour by Richard Robjent.
(Copies 1-35 and 6 presentation copies A-F)
Size 10in x 12.5in; 35 coloured plates 8in x 10.5in tipped-in by hand and approximately 60 sepia drawings. Text of about 26,000 words. Fully bound in finest selected mid-blue morocco leather, with raised bands, silk doublers, three edge gilding, 23.5 carat gold, hand tooled. Gold frames in panels with wildfowl in centre, pinhead design across raised bands. Wildfowl blocked on front and back covers. Hand finished gold frames on covers, gold tooling on board edges and cap. Full roll borders in gold on inside boards. Box in quarter bound mid-blue morocco with spine to match the book, with woven material sides, velvet lined and padded inside box. Apart from all copies containing an original sepia sketch, each of these 35 and 6 presentation copies has tipped-in at the front an original signed watercolour by the artist Richard Robjent.
(Copies 36-350 plus 12 numbered review copies)
Size 10in x 12.5in; 35 coloured plates 8in x 10.5in tipped-in by hand and approximately 60 sepia drawings. Text of about 26,000 words. Half bound in finest selected mid-blue morocco leather, cockerel hand marbled pages, top edge hand gilt, hand lettering, title, author, date and centre tools to spine, blocking to front and back cover and gold roll finish all in 22 carat gold leaf. Matching buckram slip-case blocked in gold for each copy. Every copy contains an original signed sepia sketch sketch by the artist.