Unread. Fancy eps. 133pp. Charming water colour illus thru’out text. A wonderful gift.
Bugs are captivating creatures, like living jewels, in the brilliant Provence afternoon, a dragonfly’s translucent wings reflect the warm sunlight like a stained-glass window. The rich, drenched green of a grasshopper gleams against a muted branch. In The Passionate Observer Marlene McLoughlin’s precise, luminous watercolors are paired with Jean Henri Fabre’s classic text on insects, Souvenirs Entomologiques. An instant hit when it was published in France in 1879, Souvenirs Entomologiques has endured as a testament to our universal fascination with the smallest of creatures. McLoughlin’s exquisite original paintings were created especially to illuminate this collection of clever, amusing, and provocative writings. Whether depicting the intricate texture of a butterfly’s wings or the pale delicacy of a hummingbird’s egg. Jean Henri Fabre and Marlene McLoughlin create a vivid world of discovery.
Authored by Jean Henri Fabre with watercolors by Marlene McLoughlin. Published by Chronicle of San Francisco in 1998. This First Edition thusly, First Impression, is hard cover bound in Fine condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 235x197x20mm. ISBN 9780811809351.