Orphan book illustrations

Updated 1 December 2015

There continues to be a steady trade in attractive images removed from books.  These prints go from book binding to picture frame, from bookshelf to wall.

It has been many years since I visited a shop selling these images. But they are widely available on the web.

Unfortunately, the details of the books from which the prints come are seldom available and they are difficult to track down. Here I present 5 such “orphan” images of the California condor that I have seen offered for sale. If you recognize any of them and can tell me about the book from which they have come, please contact me. I will post that information for all to see.

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