Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans – review

By Alison Ballance In Books

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13th December, 2012
I've never weighed a book before and one doesn’t value books by weight, but at 2.9kg (according to my kitchen scales) this hefty volume is more than value for money. Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Works of JG Keulemans by Geoff Norman combines high-quality Victorian book values with 21st-century printing technology, and the result is a timeless treasure. It’s a tribute to the London-based Dutch ornithological illustrator Johannes Gerardus Keulemans, who provided 95 handcoloured prints for three different editions of Sir Walter Buller’s books on New Zealand native birds ...

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