2017 1st edition. Large 4to (228 x 288mm). Ppxvi,199. Colour photographs and paintings throughout, b/w photographs and illustrations. Red boards, spine titled in gilt.
The lives and work of two outstanding wildlife artists, David Morrison Reid-Henry and Ron David Digby, linked by a shared passion for falconry and birds of prey. Dr David Glynne Fox, author of Garden of Eagles and Eagle Falconry, presents a discursive account of the art and history of these two talented painters. David Reid-Henry, son of bird-artist George M Henry, was already well-established as an artist and illustrator when the young Ron Digby moved with his family to live next door to him. Reid-Henry nurtured Ron's interest in birds of prey and in painting, seeing him develop into a respected falconer and a world-renowned bird-artist. Many of these illustrations have never previously been seen in print. Most of them are held in private collections around the world, and David Fox has searched tirelessly to compile this extraordinary tribute to two great artists, drawing on interviews with Ron Digby, on articles published by David Reid-Henry, and on the knowledge and collections of fellow-falconers. An interesting and finely illustrated work.