New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2011. Octavo, paperback and DVD, colour illustrations.
Part of a series presenting historic volumes. Drawing from Georges-Louis Leclerc's 36 volume masterpiece, "Histoire Naturelle, Generale Et Particuliere", this title features 350 of Leclerc's magnificent original paintings, faithfully reproduced in full colour. A visual index categorizes each bird according to name, species, class, and genome; and an accompanying DVD, contains all of the images in the book (in Tiff and Jpeg format). To use Leclerc's own words "with the aid of colours, it is possible to present our eyes with a description which is more perfect and softer than anything that could ever be achieved with words"
Price: $35.00 AU