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"Very good, prompt and efficient, I could not fault it."

Joe Whitlock-Blundell, Production Director

Part of our own collections here at The John Rylands Library, Sharpe's Birds of Paradise are two exquisitely presented plate books. Hand painted lithographs feature throughout in stunning colour.

The Folio Society approached us to create a facsimile copy of the book to go on sale to the public. The Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care (CHICC) digitised the Rylands copy in high resolution digital files, which were then turned into a stunning reproduction.

David Attenborough wrote the preface to the new volume, you can watch an interview with him about the book on the right.

 

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