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SUSEMIHL, J.C.
Deutsche Ornithologie oder Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Deutschlands in naturgetreuen Abbildungen und Beschreibungen. Herausgegeben von Dr. Bekker, Lichthammer, C.W. Bekker und Lembcke. Neue Ausgabe. I.-XXII Heft mit 132 Abbildungen.
Darmstadt, im Verlage von Carl Wilhelm Leske, (1837-1841). Folio (510 x 340mm). 22 parts bound in one. With 132 colour-printed and hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spine with gilt lettering and yellow boards (rebacked preserving old spine).

A fine uncut copy of the second edition. The first edition published from 1811-1817 is rarely foundcomplete due to the interruption of publication by the Napoleonic wars. One of the most attractive German ornithological works. "... a work by which it was attempted to create a German parallel to the sumptuous ornithological works of other countries, notably of France, e.g. Levaillant's works, to which it was compared at that time ... and with which it is quite comparable on account of its beautiful plates. These were drawn, engraved, printed, and coloured, by Susemihl in co-operation with his brother, J.Th. Susemihl, and later on his son, Eduard Susemihl" (Anker 52). "Die von ihm gestochenen, gedruckten und illuminierten 132 Tafeln sind so vortrefflich gelungen, dass sie… Glanzstücke der Vogeldarstellungen wurden" (Gebhardt p. 353). "Doch war Susemihl selbst ein eifriger Jäger, der seine Objekte nicht nur ausgestopft kannte. Davon legen die Tafeln, die im Stich wie Kolorit zu den Spitzenleistungen des späten Kupferstiches gehören, beredtes Zeugnis ab, ebenso wie die Vorlagen in Gouachemalerei, welche in der Darmstädter Galerie aufbewahrt werden" (Nissen p. 53). The work is frequently listed under Borkhausen, who was one of the editors of the first edition. Schlenker 55,2; Nissen IVB, 907; Fine Bird Books 61.
 


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EUR 19,000.00
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Item nr. 9847

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