Antiquariaat Junk - personalized rss feed http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/ Antiquariaat Junk B.V. - Search criteria: Subject: Birds / Ornithology PETIT-THOUARS, A. DU. - Voyage autour du Monde sur la Frégrate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839. Atlas de Zoologie. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10028&s_currency= PETIT-THOUARS, A. DU.

Voyage autour du Monde sur la Frégrate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839. Atlas de Zoologie.

Paris, Gide & Cie, 1846. Folio (540 x 355mm). With 75 engraved plates of which 70 beautifully hand-coloured. Later green cloth, gilt lettered spine.

The zoological atlas of this famous expedition. 13 plates concern mammals, 10 birds, 3 reptiles, 10fishes, 27 molluscs and 16 zoophytes. Without the text volume of 355 pages. 'This voyage, ostensibly to report on the whale fisheries in the Pacific, was actually primarily political in nature. After rounding the Horn, the expedition made calls up the coast of South America, to Hawaii, Kamchatka, and to California, in order to assist French traders who had been clamouring for support for some time. In 1838, the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galapagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, and New Zealand. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months' (Hill p. 91). The bird plates are browned, all others are fine. The excellent plates are by J.C. Werner, Oudart, J.A. Alberti and Vaillant, well-known artists of the period. For example Jean-Charles Werner (1798-1856) was a natural history artist and comparative anatomist for the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, where he contributed some 350 paintings of animals on vellum for the famous Collection des vélins between the years 1826 and 1856. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) II, p. 606.

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MARTYN, W.F. - A New Dictionary of Natural Sciences; or, compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9972&s_currency= MARTYN, W.F.

A New Dictionary of Natural Sciences; or, compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.

London, Harrisson, 1785. Folio (360 x 235mm), With 71 (of 100) fine hand-coloured engraved plates and a number of text pages lacking. Worn contemporary calf.

An incomplete copy of a very attractively illustrated zoological encyclopaedia. "One of the earliest surveys in alphabetical order of natural history as it was known at the time. Following the example of Diderot's 'Encyclopédie', alphabetical compilations of this kind were produced everywhere, with more or less competence and skill. ... The plates by Moses Harris (1730-1787/89) deserve particular attention. Together with Dru Drury, he was one of the founder members of the Aurelians, a London society of butterfly collectors, and he was held in high esteem by members of the society as a collector, a draughtsman and an engraver" (Nissen, Bestiaries p. 73). One plate damaged. Nissen ZBI, 2729.

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EHRENBERG, C.G. - Symbolae Physicae seu Icones et Descriptiones Avium quae ex itinere per Africam Borealem et Asiam Occidentalem Friderici Guilelmi Hemprich et Christiani Godofredi Ehrenberg... edidit Dr. C.G. Ehrenberg. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9933&s_currency= EHRENBERG, C.G.

Symbolae Physicae seu Icones et Descriptiones Avium quae ex itinere per Africam Borealem et Asiam Occidentalem Friderici Guilelmi Hemprich et Christiani Godofredi Ehrenberg... edidit Dr. C.G. Ehrenberg.

Berlin, ex Officina Academica, 1829. Folio (510 x 355mm). With 10 hand-coloured lithographed platesnumbered 11-20. Unbound in original printed portfolios.

The always lacking second part of the bird section, it was published without text and was never distributed, and only a few copies are known. The plates are beautifully executed with very fine hand-colouring. "Zehn weitere Vögel-Tafeln (Decas secunda) wurden gedruckt, jedoch, da ohne Text, nie ausgeliefert" (R, Schlenker. Bibliographie der Deutschen Vogelkundlichen Literatur... 98.1). The complete work comprises 12 parts and was published from 1828 to 1900. A rare and important work on the natural history of North Africa and the Middle East, comprising sections on mammals, birds, insects, and invertebrates, with supplementary fascicules on zoology and botany. Ehrenberg studied at the University of Berlin (M.D., 1818) and was associated with the university throughout his career. He took part in a scientific expedition (1820–25) to Egypt, Libya, the Sudan, and the Red Sea under the auspices of the university and the Prussian Academy of Sciences. The expedition’s only survivor, he collected about 34,000 animal- and 46,000 plant specimens. Nissen IVB 290; Junk, Rara p. 138.

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DRESSER, H.E. - A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western palaearctic region. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9868&s_currency= DRESSER, H.E.

A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western palaearctic region.

London, published by the author, 1871-1896. 9 volumes (including the supplement). Large-4to (315 x 245mm). With 723 (721 handcoloured) lithographic plates. Contemporary red half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lines, lettering and ornaments, topedges gilt.

An attractively bound set with the rare supplement of this monumental work on the European avifauna. The excellent drawings of the plates were executed chiefly by J.G. Keulemans, some others by J. Wolf and E. Neale. "Dresser's text is highly scientific, his aim being to give a comprehensive account of all the European birds. Each species mentioned in the text was illustrated... The usual 'Gouldian' formula is followed with most birds perched either on a branch or on the ground, fairly detailed foreground plants and terrain, a lightly sketched background, pale blue tinted sky. As the birds themselves, there is usually one per page for the larger species, two where it is necessary to show the difference in plumage between male and female, and an occasional chick or immature bird" (Jackson. Bird Illustrators, p. 94). Some occasional light foxing as is usual with this book. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Moore Stevens. Anker 120; Nissen IVB, 267.

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KNIP, P., TEMMINCK, C.J. & PREVOST, F. - Les Pigeons, par Madame Knip, née Pauline de Courcelles, le texte par C.J. Themminck... (volume I), Deuxième édition http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9856&s_currency= KNIP, P., TEMMINCK, C.J. & PREVOST, F.

Les Pigeons, par Madame Knip, née Pauline de Courcelles, le texte par C.J. Themminck... (volume I), Deuxième édition

& F. PREVOST (volume II). Paris, Mme. Knip, Bellizard, Dufour & Cie, (1838-1843). 2 volumes. Folio (535 x 355mm). (I:) With 87 engraved plates, printed in colours and finished by hand; (II:) With 60 coloured plates, of which a few engraved and the larger part lithographed. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines with gilt lettering in 5 compartments and green marbled sides.

Second edition of the first volume (apart from a few alterations similar to the first edition and most likely a re-issue of the remainder sheets) and the second volume "said to be probably the rarest item in the whole of ornithological literature" (Wood). "Among the finest of all bird plates" (Fine Bird Books, p. 86 attributing the maximum rate of 3 stars to this work). The most beautiful work ever published on pigeons, of which the second volume is hardly ever present. "A noted work, stolen from Temminck, the original author, by Madame Knip, the artist, who suppressed the titles and introductory matter and substituted others of her own ... Of the original folio of Temminck, entitled 'Histoire Naturelle Générale des Pigeons', only twelve copies were seen and approved by Temminck, eight of which he retained himself" (Zimmer p. 356-58). Pauline Knip née Pauline Rifer de Courcelles (1781-1851) was a French bird artist. She studied art under Jacques Barraband. The alterations to the title of the work have led to problems in taxonomy, how the authors are to be cited for species described in them and the dates of publication to be considered (especially when applying the principle of priority in the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature). When the work was being prepared, Temminck lived in Holland and de Courcelles lived in Paris and was relied upon to supervise the engraving and printing. Madame de Courcelles was a friend of Marie Louise, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte and had royal patronage. Temminck discovered the alterations only after 1812 and found that he could not complain about the piracy because of her powerful friends. He however added the following note: 'Tous les moyens mis en oeuvre pour appeler contre un acte si arbitraire, furent sans effet, et ma voix ne put alors s'élever contre l'intrige soutenue par des protecteurs puissants' on the matter at the end of the third and last volume of his 1815 work 'Histoire naturelle générale des pigeons et des gallinacés' . The misspelling of Temmincks name in as well the first and the second edition of the first volume was most probably a teasing by Madame Knip. The second volume, issued under Madame Knip's control has the text by Prévost. Its beautiful plates were executed from original paintings by Madame Knip, as was the first volume. The plates in the first volume were engraved by César Macret, printed in colour by Imp. de Millevoy, and retouched by hand under the direction of the artist. A few of the plates in the second volume are engravings, done by Dequevauviller or Guyard (printed by Imp. de Gobry, or Saunier), but the foremost part of them are lithographs (printed by Imp. P. Bineteau). The first plate in the second volume is an early issue before letters. Some occasional foxing. Fine Bird Books p. 86; Nissen IVB, 511; Ronsil 2891; see also E. Dickinson and others 'Histoire naturelle des pigeons or Les pigeons: Coenraad Jacob Temminck versus Pauline Knip' (Archives of natural history 37,2).

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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. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9847&s_currency= 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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HEUGLIN, M.T. V. - Ornithologie Nordost-Afrika's, der Nilquellen- und Küsten-Gebiete des Rothen Meeres und des nördlichen Somal-Landes. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9840&s_currency= HEUGLIN, M.T. V.

Ornithologie Nordost-Afrika's, der Nilquellen- und Küsten-Gebiete des Rothen Meeres und des nördlichen Somal-Landes.

Cassel, T. Fischer, 1869-(1875). 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (228 x 155mm). pp. xii, (4), cviii, A-H, 1-416, (4), 417-851, (1); pp. (2), 853-1261, (2), 1263-1512, (4), cccxxv, (2), with 1 folded chromolithographic map and 51 (50 chromolithographic) plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spines in 5 compartments with gilt lettering.

An attractively bound copy. "Published in 57 parts which appeared at irregular intervals so that, according to Zimmer…, the work was not finished until 1874 or even 1875. Based partly on the author's own observations and collections during a twelve year's stay in Western Asia, and North-east and Central Africa, the work gives a systematic synopsis of all birds observed up to the date of publication in Northeast Africa and the adjacent districts, with detailed synonymies and descriptions in Latin of the specifically African species.. In addition much information, based on the author's own observations, is given as to the habits and reproduction of the birds, and especially as to their zoogeography and migrations" (Anker 209). "Das Feld seiner kühnen mühevollen Unternehmen war das nordöstliche Afrika. Hier betrat er Gebiete, die vorher kein Europäer aufgesucht hatte… Mit seltenen Scharfsinn beschrieb er viele neue Arten. Bei der Ausgestaltung kam ihm die künstlerische Handhabung des Zeichenstifts und der Farbe zu Hilfe. Seine Fertigkeit konnte den beiden Textbänden mit 51 Bunttafeln zufügen, auf denen die Vögel in damals unübertroffener Genauigkeit nach dem Leben und der Natur wiedergegeben sind" (L. Gebhardt, Die Ornithologen Mitteleuropas p. 154). Nissen IVB, 441; Zimmer I, 301.

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SALVIN, O. & DU CANE GODMAN, F. - Biologia Centrali-Americana. AVES. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9839&s_currency= SALVIN, O. & DU CANE GODMAN, F.

Biologia Centrali-Americana. AVES.

(London) 1879-1904. 4 volumes. 4to (310 x 255mm). pp. xliv, 512; (4), 598; iv, 510; vii, with 84 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after J.C. Keulemans and two by E. Neale. Contemporary red morocco, gilt lettered spines in 6 compartments.

First edition. "A sumptuous monograph of the birds of Central America" (Zimmer II, p. 542). It forms the complete ornithological section of the 'Biologia Centrali-Americana' by Godman and Salvin published in 57 volumes. "The material on which the work is based was mostly secured by the auhors during several visits to Central America. The large collection of birds they thus acquired by collection and purchase they presented to the British Museum at South Kensington (more than 55,000 specimens). The work deals with 1413 species representing 78 families and 539 genera" (Anker 437). The fine plates are outstanding representatives of Keulemans's bird art. "The great value of Keuleman's work as an ornithological draughtsman lay in the sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with different plumes receiving sympatic treatment, the fine soft underplumage and the large flight feathers being equally well drawn" (Jackson, Bird Illustrators p. 90). A fine copy of this rare work. Fine Bird Books 103; Nissen IVB, 811; Anker 437.

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GOULD, J. J. - Gould's Monographie der Ramphastiden oder Tukanartigen Vögel, aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Zusätzen und einigen neuen Arten vermehrt von J.H.C.F. Sturm und J.W. Sturm. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9838&s_currency= GOULD, J. J.

Gould's Monographie der Ramphastiden oder Tukanartigen Vögel, aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Zusätzen und einigen neuen Arten vermehrt von J.H.C.F. Sturm und J.W. Sturm.

Nürnberg, Gedruckt auf Kosten der Herausgeber, 1841-1847. 4 parts, bound in one. 4to (325 x 235mm).With 38 lithographed plates of which 36 beautifully handcoloured. Later green half morocco with gilt bird ornaments and gilt lettering, marbled sides.

The excessively rare German edition of Gould's 'Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of Toucans'. "John Gould's magnificent folios are probably the best known of the older bird books and are found in most libraries. There is one work, however, which seems to be very rare, namely the German translation by the brothers J.H.C.F. and J.W. Sturm of Gould's monograph on the Ramphastidae, 1834. This was never finished, only 4 parts in small folio with 36 coloured and 2 plain plates being published in Nuremburg, 1841-47. No title-page was published, but I quote the title given in the prospectus ..." (C. Kirke Swann in Journal of Soc. for Bibl. of Nat. Hist Vol. III, 3). In our copy the prospectus is bound at the beginning of the work as well as the 4 printed wrappers to the 4 parts at the end. Sauer in his work 'John Gould The Bird Man' (see pages 45-48) gives an extensive description of this German edition. A fine copy with excellent colouring of the plates. Nissen IVB, 379; Anker 170; Schlenker 137.1.

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AUDEBERT, J.B. & VIEILLOT, L.P. - Oiseaux Dorés ou à Reflets Métalliques. Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Colibris, Oiseaux-Mouches, Jacamars et Promerops/ Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Grimpéraux et des Oiseaux de Paradis. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9835&s_currency= AUDEBERT, J.B. & VIEILLOT, L.P.

Oiseaux Dorés ou à Reflets Métalliques. Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Colibris, Oiseaux-Mouches, Jacamars et Promerops/ Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Grimpéraux et des Oiseaux de Paradis.

Paris, AN XI- (1800-) 1802. 2 volumes. Large folio (510 x 335mm). With 190 (1 double-page) colour-printed engraved plates by Audebert, many heightened with gold, printed by Langlois. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt ornamented spines in 4 compartments.

One of two hundred copies in folio with the CAPTIONS PRINTED IN GOLD. "Its plates, heightened with gold, and so finished that they are little less than hand-illuminated engravings, make this one of the most beautiful books of its era... It is the gold reflections of the plumage that render the book unique and wonderful" (Fine Bird Books). Napoleon initiated a series of magnificent natural history publications that would vie with those undertaken to the order of Louis XIV, such as the present book together with Levaillant's superb ornithological monographs as well as the works by Redouté. The colour-printing is by Langlois, he did most of Levaillant's plates, and was one of the most celebrated colour-printers of France. The general title of the work is actually taken from the half-titles, each volume treating several genera and having its own title page. Volume I: 'Histoire naturelle et générale des colibris, oiseaux-mouches, jacamars et promerops; Volume II: 'Histoire naturelle et générale des grimpéraux et des oiseaux de paradis'. Apart from the small section on 'Promerops', all birds of the first volume are American birds, mostly from the West-Indies and South America. "The colours of the birds and their handsome appearance have evidently been the cause of their selection for inclusion in the book. The plates with their bird portraits are in beautiful colours; in this respect they are among the best prints found in ornithology" (Anker 14). Some very slight minor occasional foxing, as is usual with this book. Fine Bird Books p. 56; Nissen IVB, 16; Ronsil 103; Anker 14.

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BUFFON, (G.L.L.) & LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). - Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roy . http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9823&s_currency= BUFFON, (G.L.L.) & LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.).

Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roy .

Paris, l' Imprimerie Royale, Hôtel de Thou, Plassan, 1749-1804. 44 volumes. 4to (245 x 192mm). With1 engraved portrait of Buffon, 4 folded tables, 12 engraved maps and 1261 engraved plates. Contemporary almost uniform calf, richly gilt decorated spines with red and green gilt lettered labels.

A fine and attractively bound set of the rare first edition including the posthumously published volumes written by Lacépède on fishes, amphibians, snakes and whales. A well preserved set, of this great classic on natural history, dealing almost exclusively with zoology. Buffon's work enjoyed such a popularity that numerous editions and continuations were published throughout the 18th and 19th century. These, however, should not be confused with the above sumptuously printed 'Imprimerie Royale' edition. All plates are engraved after drawings by De Sève, the famous French landscape painter. The animals are depicted in their natural habitat, together with charming landscapes, villages, mountains etc. These elaborately drawn plates, full of elegance, became very popular and were frequently imitated. The work is composed as follows: Histoire Naturelle ... 15 volumes; Suppléments 7 volumes; Minéraux 5 volumes; Oiseaux 9 volumes; Quadrupèdes ovipares et des serpens 2 volumes; Poissons 5 volumes; Cétacées 1 volume. "... he opens his great work with an essay called 'Théorie de la Terre', in which for the first time he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe and its development as a fitting home for living things... This rejection of a rigid system of classification, to which most biologists of his time adhered, and Buffon's belief in the mutability of species, implied clearly some preparation for the thoughts of Darwin... Nevertheless he was the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 198). The 5 volumes on fishes by Lacépède have almost identical but slightly different bindings, the final volume on whales 'Cétacées' also by Lacépède is in a contemporary but different full calf binding, both these works were published after the French Revolution. The section on fishes and whales form the final 6 volumes (vol. 39-44) of the 'Histoire Naturelle…' Provenance: Armorial bookplates of Bibliothèque de M. Le Cte Frédéric de Pourtales with motto 'Quid non dilectis' (the last 6 volumes, published after the revolution, are without bookplate. PMM 198; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 32; Nissen ZBI, 672; Dibner, Heralds 193.

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OORT, PIETER VAN. (After?). - Buceros plicatus Lath. (Wreathed Hornbill), Watercolour on paper c.1827-1837, 25.5 x 33.5 cm - visible image size, 53.0 x 58.5 cm - frame size, framed under glass. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9721&s_currency= OORT, PIETER VAN. (After?).

Buceros plicatus Lath. (Wreathed Hornbill), Watercolour on paper c.1827-1837, 25.5 x 33.5 cm - visible image size, 53.0 x 58.5 cm - frame size, framed under glass.

Titled in pencil in old handwriting (lower centre): Buceros plicatus Lath, Java (Goenong Parang).

A striking and beautiful drawing of the Buceros plicatus or 'Wreathed Hornbill' (also called 'Plait-billed Hornbill', with its gibbous seven-pleated casque) which was first named by/after the English physician, naturalist and author John Latham (1740-1837), who wrote a.o. 'A General Synopsis of Birds (1781-1801)' and 'General History of Birds (1821-28)'. This hornbill was endemic to Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Malacca. The head of this hornbill (its present name: Aceros undulatus) is part of a small group of five drawings and watercolours of this species, made in West Java and presently in the collection of Naturalis, Leiden, formerly named the National Museum of Natural History. All are signed by Dutch artist Pieter van Oort (1804-1834), except this particular image, but Naturalis are confident that their watercolour is the original, and this is a (contemporary) copy by another artist. Three of the five drawings/watercolours in the Naturalis collection are dated 'Buitenzorg 1827' (During the Dutch Colonial era Buitenzorg, now called Bogor, was a hill station in the residency of Batavia, Java, 860 ft above sea-level. It was the summer residence of the governor-general of the Dutch East Indies, and its renowned botanic gardens - established in 1817 - are among the oldest and largest in the world. Pieter van Oort was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands on 10 October 1804. He was taught by his father, the artist H. van Oort. In 1825 he was appointed official draughtsman to the Natural Sciences Commission, arriving in Jakarta in 1826. He joined the Commission on their travels in West Java, Irian Jaya, Timor and Sumatra. This dedicated draughtsman made numerous drawings of Indonesia, of which many are kept in Dutch public collections. Some of his drawings were used as models for lithographs in C.J.Temminck's 'Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Overzeesche Bezittingen' (Leiden, 1839-1847). He died in Padang, Sumatra, September 1834. The location Goenong Parang shown in the title of this watercolour refers to a mountain and surrounding area in the Purwakarta Regency of West Java, southeast of Jakarta on the upper reaches of the river Tjitarum (Citarum). Goenong - now spelt Gunung - means 'mountain', and the old spelling was widely used in Dutch colonial literature. The Natural Sciences Commission conducted research in this area early 1827, and its location was described in detail by Hendrik Boie (Dutch, 1794-1827), one of the Commission's scientists, in a published letter dated 12 February 1827. As to the possible attribution of this watercolour, it is known that several of the Natural Sciences Commission's drawings and watercolours were copied, some in Leiden, some in Buitenzorg (Java). Many of the originals as well as copies have been lost over the years. As the original van Oort watercolour in the Naturalis collection is not signed/dated and does not mention a location, the question arises how/where the artist of this watercolour would have known/obtained the Goenong Parang information? The answer is that this watercolour would have been made in Buitenzorg, Java, and the location Goenong Parang could only have been known to the following Commission's scientists/collectors/draughtsmen who were active in West Java in 1827 (apart from van Oort): Hendrik Boie (Dutch, 1794-1827): born in Meldorff (Germany), natural historian, author and draughtsman, came to Indonesia in 1826 as a member of the Natural Sciences Commission (NSC). Died in West Java on 23 August 1827. Heinrich Christian Macklot (German, 1799-1832): born in Frankfurt, zoologist and draughtsman, came to Indonesia in 1826 as a member of the NSC, travelling through Java, Timor, Irian Jaya, conducting zoological research. Died in Purwakarta, Java, 12 May 1832. Gerrit van Raalten (Dutch, 1797-1829): born in Harderwijk, anatomist & draughtsman, came to Indonesia in 1820 as a member of the NSC. Lived and worked in Java, and joined a voyage of exploration to East Indonesia and Irian Jaya in 1828. Some of his drawings were later used for Temminck's 'Verhandelingen'. Died in Timor, 17 April 1829. Salomon Müller (German, 1804-1864): born in Heidelberg, draughtsman, scientist and author, came to Indonesia in 1826 as a member of the NSC, travelling through Sumatra, Java, Timor and Irian Jaya. Left Indonesia in 1837. Several of his drawings were used as models for lithographs in Temminck's 'Verhandelingen'. Whilst any of these four scientists/draughtsmen could have made this watercolour - which would date it to c. 1827 to 1837 - a strong case may be made for Salomon Müller, a travelling companion of van Oort, and who also wrote a brief description of Buceros plicatus in an article about the various hornbill species in Temminck's 'Verhandelingen', when the name of this particular hornbill is recorded as Buceros plicatus Müller & Schlegel (the Dutch zoologist/draughtsman Hermann Schlegel (1804-74) was a colleague of Salomon Müller and also worked for the NSC in Indonesia).

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GESSNER, C. - Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum et Oviparum, quae in Historiae Animalium Conradi Gesneri Libr. I. et II. describuntur... Editio Tertia. Novis Eiconibus non paucis…. Die figuren und contrafacturen von allerley vierfüssigen Thieren. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9689&s_currency= GESSNER, C.

Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum et Oviparum, quae in Historiae Animalium Conradi Gesneri Libr. I. et II. describuntur... Editio Tertia. Novis Eiconibus non paucis…. Die figuren und contrafacturen von allerley vierfüssigen Thieren.

Heidelberg, A. Cambier, 1606. Folio (360 x 240mm). pp. 127, (1, blank), (6, indices), with woodcut printer's device and 141 woodcuts. [With:] Icones Avium omnium, quae in historia avium Conradi Gesneri describuntur ... Editio Tertia. Novis aliquot Eiconibus auctior ... Die Figuren und contrafacturen der vögeln. Heidelberg, A. Cambier 1606. pp. 137. (7), with large woodcut on title and 229 woodcuts of birds. [With:] Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium. Icones Animalium Aquatilium in mari & dulcibus aquis ... Figuren und Contrafacturen von allerley Fischen und anderen Thieren/ die im meer und süssen wasseren gefunden werdend ... Zurich, C. Froschauer, 1560. pp. (28), 374, (2), with 737 woodcuts. [With:] Historiae Animalium Liber II. Qui est de Quadrupedibus Oviparis… Frankfurt, H. Laurentius, 1617. pp. (6, 2 blank), 119, with woodcut on title and 19 woodcuts. Contemporary vellum, contemporary manuscript title on spine.

A set of the complete 'Icones Animalium', which comprises the complete series of woodcuts from Gesner's 'Historia Animalium' (1551-1558), along with some that appear in this edition for the first time. This was the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century and the greatest pictorial assembly of zoological illustration of its time. The illustrations are the first original zoological illustrations and the first naturalistic representations of animals to be published. As such they herald the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the eighteenth century. The woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lukas Schan, some of which survive as part of the Felix Patter collection in the Basle University Library. The 'Icones' utilizes the entire assembly of woodcuts, but largely eliminates the text, apart from the nomenclature. I. The 'Historia animalium de quadrupedium viviparis' dealing with mammals, was the first part of the zoological encyclopaedia on mammals. The present 'Icones Animalium Quadrupedum et Oviparum' incorporates the separately published 'Historia animalium liber II. De quadrupedibus oviparis' and is the 3rd edition. II. The 'Historia animalium de avium' woodcuts are the second important suite of ornithological iconography, being roughly contemporary with those of Belon published the same year. They are the precursors of many of Aldrovandi's illustrations, many of which were copied from Gesner. The present 'Icones Avium' is the 3rd edition. III. The 'Historia animalium de piscium & aquatilium' was Gesner's history of fish and aquatic animals. The woodcuts form the fourth great series of ichthyological illustrations, after Belon (1551), Rondelet (1554) and Salviani (1554), but are also the first general series of marine illustrations (including conchology), not confined to fish. The present 'Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium. Icones animalium aquatilium' is the 1st edition. IV. The 'Historiae Animalium Liber II. Qui est de Quadrupedibus Oviparis' is not part of the 'Icones' but the second volume of his 'Historia Animalium' on amphibia and the 3rd edition. It is incorporated in 'Icones Animalium Quadrupedum et Oviparum' see no. I. 'The title pages ... bear subtitles in Italian, French and German, probably because they were aimed at a larger market and at people who could no longer read Latin. These are the only title pages of Gesner's original works with text in vernacular languages. The illustrations themselves also carry captions in all four languages' (Wellisch, Conrad Gessner. A Bio-Biography p 69). An attractively bound set. First few leaves with marginal brown spot. The section on fishes very clean, the others with some occasional browning. Provenance: First title page with old owner's name ?Gottfried Eichorn and on inside frontcover engraved armorial bookplate with initials C.W.G.V.N., bookplate of Christoph Wentzel, Graf von Nostitz (1648-1712). Wellisch A 29.3; A 30,3; A 31.1; 24.3. and PMM 77 for the 'Historia animalium' (1551-1558).

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LEVAILLANT, F. - Histoire naturelle des Perroquets... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9684&s_currency= LEVAILLANT, F.

Histoire naturelle des Perroquets...

Paris, Levrault, frères, 1801-1805. 2 volumes. Folio (495 x 312mm). pp. (viii), 135, (1, index); (iv), 112, (1, index), with 145 etched plates printed in colours and finished by hand; a fine copy in contemporary red half morocco, green morocco labels, gilt fillets on sides, gilt edges, green silk page markers, binding signed at foot of spines: ‘J.M. Jacobs, relieur à Anvers’.

First edition, folio issue (there was also a quarto issue and 12 copies printed in extra-large folio format) of the most beautiful illustrations of parrots ever published and one of the finest bird-books of all time. The outstanding plates were etched after the originals of Jacques Barraband, and printed in colour by Langlois, the great master of French colour printing at the beginning of the nineteenth century and the artist responsible for most of Redouté’s important publications. ‘After he had made himself Emperor, it was part of Napoleon’s deliberate policy to initiate a series of magnificent publications that would vie with those undertaken to the orders of Louis XIV. These were sent as presents to crowned heads, men of science, and learned bodies, in evidence of the splendours of the Empire. In this manner many glorious books came into being, and it is in this light that we should see Redouté’s Les Liliacées and his two works on the flowers of La Malmaison. The works of Levaillant owe their sumptuous character to the same impetus. His Histoire naturelle des perroquets is, unwittingly, a part of the glories of Napoleonic France’ (Fine Bird Books). The names of three of the birds commemorate the artists involved in the production of the plates, Barraband, who painted them, Bouquet, who engraved the plates, and Langlois, who supervised the printing of them. This copy has the title of volume one in its first state, with the date An IX (1801). Both Ronsil and Zimmer describe copies with the second state title, dated An XII (1804). Anker 303; Fine Bird Books p 90; Nissen IVB 558; Ronsil 1780; Zimmer 392.

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BONAPARTE, C.L.J.L. - (Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9671&s_currency= BONAPARTE, C.L.J.L.

(Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati.

Mammiferi e Uccelli, Anfibi, Pesci. Roma, Tipografia Salviucci, 1832-1841. 3 volumes. Folio (378 x 270mm). pp. (1104), with 180 very fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with richly blind- and gilt-stamped ornaments.

A beautiful large uncut copy, given by the author to his wife with the following dedication: "A Madame la Princesse Zénaide Bonaparte, modèle des épouses et des mères. L'Autheur après vingt ans de mariage". The author Charles Lucien Bonaparte was the son of Napoleon's brother Lucien, and Zénaide was the daughter of Napoleon's older brother Joseph. Soon after his marriage Bonaparte went to the United States, where he started a brilliant career as a naturalist and published his 'American ornithology' (Philadelphia 1825-1833). At the age of 25 he returned to Europe and despite his family connections and the disruptions that followed the Napoleonic era, he became a competent and highly respected naturalist. A monumental work on the vertebrate fauna of Italy, published in 30 parts. The splendid plates were lithographed by Battistelli, most of them from drawings by Carolus Ruspi and Petrus Quattochi. "Now he intended to increase the knowledge of all branches of the vertebrates by his researches and theoretical works; with his 'Iconografia della fauna Italica', begun in 1832 and completed in 1841, he added to the understanding of Italian mammals, reptiles, amphibia, and fishes, as well as birds' (Stresemann. Ornithology p. 158). "With his extensive private collection and library housed at his estate in Rome, he began work on his vertebrate zoology of Italy ... Volume two, the 'Amfibi', covers herpetology and contains 54 beautiful handcoloured plates, in folio size. It was the standard on the Italian herpetofauna until superseded by Lorenzo Camerano's monographs" (Adler p. 29). The third and largest volume concerns fishes and contains 78 large splendidly hand-coloured plates. These plates represent a unique portrayal of Italian and Mediterranean fishes and have never been surpassed in beauty of execution. Some of the plates have a silver metallic sheen. Nissen, 'Schöne Fischbücher', 26; Nissen ZBI, 459; Wood p. 248; Anker 48. See also P.T. Stroud, 'The Emperor of Nature Charles-Lucien Bonaparte and His World'.

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GESSNER, C. - Icones Avium omnium, quae in historia avium Conradi Gesneri describuntur ... Editio secunda, novis aliquot eiconibus aucta ... Die Figuren und Contrafacturen der Vögeln. [With:] Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum, quae in historiae animalium Conradi Gesneri ... Editio secunda ... Die Figuren und Contrafacturen von allerley vierfüssigen Thieren. [With:] Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium. Icones animalium aquatilium in mari & dulcibus aquis ... Figuren und Contrafacturen von allerley Fischen und anderen Thieren/ die im meer und süssen wassern gefunden werden ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9651&s_currency= GESSNER, C.

Icones Avium omnium, quae in historia avium Conradi Gesneri describuntur ... Editio secunda, novis aliquot eiconibus aucta ... Die Figuren und Contrafacturen der Vögeln. [With:] Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum, quae in historiae animalium Conradi Gesneri ... Editio secunda ... Die Figuren und Contrafacturen von allerley vierfüssigen Thieren. [With:] Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium. Icones animalium aquatilium in mari & dulcibus aquis ... Figuren und Contrafacturen von allerley Fischen und anderen Thieren/ die im meer und süssen wassern gefunden werden ...

Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1560. Folio (396 x 245mm), (I): pp.137, 11, with contemporary handcoloured woodcut printer's device and a separate handcoloured woodcut of a bird on title and 229 contemporary handcoloured woodcuts of birds, last leaf with handcoloured woodcut portrait of Gesner; (II): pp. 127, [9], with contemporary handcoloured printer's device on title and 149 contemporary handcoloured woodcuts; (III): pp. [xxviii], 374, [2], with 737 contemporary handcoloured woodcuts; Small stamp to first title, the first few leaves with old creases and a few minor repairs to marginal tears, a fine copy in contemporary calf, both covers gilt with large centre- and corner gilt cartouches, fleurons at corners, richly floral gilt spine with gilt animal ornaments (spine rebacked preserving original spine), gilt edges.

A finely coloured set of the complete 'Icones Animalium', which comprises the complete series of woodcuts from Gesner's 'Historia Animalium' (1551-1558), along with some that appear in this edition for the first time. This was the greatest zoological encyclopedia of the sixteenth century and the greatest pictorial assembly of zoological illustration of its time. The 'Icones' utilizes the entire assembly of woodcuts, but largely eliminates the text, apart from the nomenclature. I. The 'Historia animalium de avium' woodcuts are the second important suite of ornithological iconography, being roughly contemporary with those of Belon published the same year. They are the precursors of many of Aldrovandi's illustrations, many of which were copied from Gesner. II. The 'Historia animalium de quadrupedium viviparis' was the first of Gesner's great encyclopedias of the animal kingdom, and the first systematic treatise on zoology of the Renaissance. The illustrations are the first original zoological illustrations and the first naturalistic representations of animals to be published. As such they herald the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the eighteenth century. III. The 'Historia animalium de piscium & aquatilium' was Gesner's history of fish and aquatic animals. The woodcuts form the fourth great series of ichthyological illustrations, after Belon (1551), Rondelet (1554) and Salviani (1554), but are also the first general series of marine illustrations (including conchology), not confined to fish. All of the woodcuts in outstanding contemporary publisher's colouring, executed by a professional book illuminator; the palate is rich and varied, using a lot of body colour. Gesner in his preface states that a number of copies with hand-coloured woodcuts were issued 'for customers who are not deterred by the higher price'. Their number was very small indeed, and they scarcely ever appear on the market. This is in a very attractive contemporary richly gilt decorated binding, with gilt edges, and must have been commissioned by a wealthy customer. The 'Icones Animalium' is the most suitable edition of Gesner's works to be coloured as the woodcuts dominate the pages, making this work particularly attractive. The woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lukas Schan, some of which survive as part of the Felix Patter collection in the Basle University Library. This suite of woodcuts contains the first naturalistic representations of the animal kingdom, and effectively heralds the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the eighteenth century. The 'Icones Avium' and 'Icones Animalium Quadrupedum' are in the second edition, the last volume on fishes in the first edition. 'The title pages ... bear subtitles in Italian, French and German, probably because they were aimed at a larger market and at people who could no longer read Latin. These are the only title pages of Gesner's original works with text in vernacular languages. The illustrations themselves also carry captions in all four languages' (Wellisch, Conrad Gessner. A Bio-Biography p. 69). Nissen ZBI 1551 and IVB 352; Wellisch A 30.2; A 29.2; A 31.1; see Horblit 39 and PMM 77 for the 'Historia animalium' (1551-1558)

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BREHM, C.L. - Handbuch der Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Deutschlands worin nach den sorgfältigsten Untersuchungen und den genauesten Beobachtungen mehr als 900 einheimische Vögel-Gattungen zur Begründung einer ganz neuen Ansicht und Behandlung ihrer Naturgeschichte vollständig beschrieben sind. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9595&s_currency= BREHM, C.L.

Handbuch der Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Deutschlands worin nach den sorgfältigsten Untersuchungen und den genauesten Beobachtungen mehr als 900 einheimische Vögel-Gattungen zur Begründung einer ganz neuen Ansicht und Behandlung ihrer Naturgeschichte vollständig beschrieben sind.

Ilmenau, Voigt, 1831. 8vo (205 x 125mm). pp. xxiv, 1085, (3), with 47 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered red label (hinges skilfully repaired).

The rare first edition of "a classic treatise on mid-European avifauna" (Wood 255). "In Folge eingehendster Specialkenntniss (erfuhr) die Grundlage des Systems, der Begriff der Art, eine Erweiterung insofern B. die Art schon als eine höhere systematische Gruppe fasste und die übereinstimmenden Individuen als Subspecies vereinigte." (Carus 710). "In this handbook, Brehm's chief work, the author gives his opinion on the system of Linnaeus, which is rejected as being too unnatural. The birds are divided into 23 orders which are again subdivided into genera, 'species', and 'subspecies' (Gattungen), by which the author understands birds resembling each other and mating with each other; whereas birds belonging to the same 'species' certainly bear a great resemblance to each other in most respects, but do not regularly mate with each other. Thus he went a step further than any other contemporary ornithologist in the division of birds into species" (Anker 66). The fine plates are after drawings by Bädeker and Th. Götz and engraved by W. Müller. Nissen IVB, 140; Anker 105; Zimmer I, 90.

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BUFFON, (G.L.L.). - Histoire Naturelle, générale et partriculière. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9589&s_currency= BUFFON, (G.L.L.).

Histoire Naturelle, générale et partriculière.

Aux Deux-Ponts, chez Sanson & Compagnie, 1785-1791. 54 volumes. 8vo (180 x 110mm). With one engraved portrait, 4 engraved maps and 324 engraved plates of which 299 finely hand-coloured. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines in 6 compartments with gilt ornaments and 3 gilt lettered labels.

A beautiful uniformly bound, uncut and complete copy of the 'Deux-Ponts Edition' of Buffon's work. The work was published in 54 volumes comprising 4 sections. The first 13 volumes deal with 'Histoire naturelle', followed by 18 volumes 'Oiseaux', 14 volumes ' Quadrupèdes' and 9 volumes 'Minéraux'. The present edition is the last one published during Buffon's lifetime and is considered one of the most charming and attractive editions of his works. Copies in such mint condition are rare. The plain plates were never coloured. Zimmer p. 106; Nissen ZBI, 679.

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LESSON, R.P. - Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9585&s_currency= LESSON, R.P.

Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches.

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1829-30). 8vo (232 x 142mm). pp. xlvi, 223, with 86 colour-printed engraved plates finished by hand. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt decorated spine, gilt decorated front- and backcover, gilt edges (Together with:) IDEM. Histoire Naturelle des Colibris, suivie d'un supplément à l'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches. Paris, A. Bertrand, (1830-32). 8vo. pp. x, 196, with 66 colour-printed engraved plates finished by hand. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt decorated spine, gilt decorated front- and backcover, gilt edges. IDEM. Les Trochilidées, ou les Colibris et les Oiseaux-Mouches, suivi d'un index géneral. Paris, A. Bertrand, (1832-33). 8vo. pp. iv, xliii, 171, with 66 colour-printed engraved plates finished by hand. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt decorated spine, gilt decorated front- and backcover, gilt edges.

A beautiful uniformly bound copy of Lesson's 3 works on the hummingbirds. ''...fundamental and well-known classic treatise on hummingbirds" (Wood). The last volume deals with the birds of paradise. The excellent plates are by Prêtre, Oudart and Bévalet, the best French natural history artists of the period. René Primevère Lesson (1794-1849) was a naturalist and explorer. He was naturalist on the 'Coquille' commanded by Duperrey with Dumont d'Urville second in command. "Lesson occupied a prominent place among French naturalist-voyagers of the period... his most important contributions were zoology. Particularly significant was his work in ornithology, especially his writings on hummingbirds and birds of paradise" (DSB). Some occasional foxing to the text only. The plates are in an unusually fine and clean condition. All birds described are from tropical Central and South America. Provenance: Bookplate of the Forbes-Robertson Family Crest, with crown. Nissen IVB, 547, 548, 549; Anker 291, 293, 294.

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BEWICK, T. - History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9582&s_currency= BEWICK, T.

History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick.

Newcastle, Printed by Sol. Hodgson/ Edward Walker, 1797-1804. 2 volumes. 8vo (210 x 125mm). pp. (2), xxx, 335, (1), with 208 wood-engravings; pp. xx, 400 with 240 wood-engravings. Contemporary green morocco, richly gilt decorated spines with gilt lettering, gilt panelled sides, inside dentelles, gilt edges.

A superbly bound copy by Zaehnsdorf, one of the finest London bookbinders of the period. Signature of Mrs. N.D. Bewick on free endpaper. Rare first edition and the best possible copy one can possible get. Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) is best known for his 'History of British Birds', which is admired today mainly for its wood engravings, especially the small, sharply observed, and often humorous vignettes known as tail-pieces. He is credited with popularising, a technical innovation in the printing of illustrations using wood. He adopted metal-engraving tools to cut hard boxwood across the grain, producing printing blocks that could be integrated with metal type, but were much more durable than traditional woodcuts. The result was high quality illustration at a low price. The text of the first volume deals with 'Land Birds' is by Beilby and the second volume 'Water Birds' is by Bewick. All the wood engravings are by Bewick. Zimmer p. 57; Nissen IVB, 95

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DRESSER, H.E. - A Monograph of the Coraciidae, or the family of the Rollers. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9567&s_currency= DRESSER, H.E.

A Monograph of the Coraciidae, or the family of the Rollers.

Farnborough, published by the author, 1893. Folio (370 x 285mm). pp. xx, 111, with 27 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after and by J.G. Keulemans. Contemporary red half morocco, spine in 5 compartments with gilt lettering.

A scarce monograph published in an edition of 250 copies only. This beautifully illustrated work was intended by the author as a companion to his 'Monograph of the Meropidae'. Keulemans was the last of the great bird illustrators. "The great value of Keulemans' work as an ornithological draughtman lay in his sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with the different plumes receiving sympathetic treatment, the fine soft underplumage and the large flight feathers being equally well drawn" (Jackon, C.E. Bird Illustrators p. 90). A fine copy. Fine Bird Books, 72; Nissen IVB, 270.

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NAUMANN, J.F. - Johann Andreas Naumann's... Naturgeschichte der Vögel Deutschlands, nach eigenen Erfahrungen entworfen... herausgegeben von dessen Sohne Johann Friedrich Naumann. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9524&s_currency= NAUMANN, J.F.

Johann Andreas Naumann's... Naturgeschichte der Vögel Deutschlands, nach eigenen Erfahrungen entworfen... herausgegeben von dessen Sohne Johann Friedrich Naumann.

Leipzig, E. Fleischer, 1820-1844 (volumes 1-12); Stuttgart, Hoffmann, (1860), (volume 13). 13 volumes. Royal-8vo (228 x 141mm). With 3 engraved portraits (J.A. Naumann, C.L. Nitzsch and J.F. Naumann), 9 (5 hand-coloured) engraved frontispieces, 1 engraved plate and 391 fine hand-coloured engraved plates by the author. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines with red gilt lettered label.

The first comprehensive account of the avi-fauna of Germany. This edition is quite distinctive fromJohann Andreas Naumann's work "Naturgeschichte der Land- und Wasser- Vögel des nördlichen Deutschlands und angränzender Länder', of 1795-1817, although this earlier book laid the foundation for the later one. To honour his father, Johann Friederich Naumann put the name of Johann Andreas Naumann at the beginning of the title. Johann Friedrich Naumann (1780 – 1857) was a German ornithologist and engraver/ artist and is regarded as the founder of scientific ornithology in Germany. "In fact the son had begun on a much wider scale and had incorporated only fragments of the original. Brehm, who was hard to please, called it 'splendid' in his long review of the second and third volumes of his 'Ornis' in 1824: 'The younger Mr. Naumann is, like his father, a born naturalist, for he possesses the eagerness that fears no obstacles and does not cool during difficult and protracted investigations, the gift of observation that catches what thousands have overlooked... and finally the skill that understands how to classify and expound what has been discovered'". 'Noch heute ist sie, hist. betrachtet, ein Gegenstand weltweiter Bewunderung. Mit dem Titel des Werkes verbindet sich zugleich ein rührendes Zeugnis von Verehrung für den väterlichen Lehrmeister; des Sohn nannte es 'Johann Andreas N.s Naturgesch...' und zeigte sich damit von Anfang an bereit, zugunsten des Vaters bescheiden hinter seinem Werk zurückzutreten (Gebhardt p. 256). "Johann Friedrich Naumann gilt als der erste bedeutende Ornithologe Deutschlands. Geboren 1780 in Ziebigk bei Köthen, Sachsen-Anhalt, gestorben 1857 ebendort, legte er im Laufe seines Lebens eine Sammlung von mehr als 700 einheimischen Vögeln in ca. 350 Arten an, die er in speziell hergestellten Glasvitrinen ausstellte. Die Sammlung Naumanns wurde 1821 von Herzog Ferdinand Friedrich von Anhalt Köthen für 2000 Reichstaler in Gold gekauft und in den Ausstellungsräumen im "Neuen Schloss" von Naumann um viele weitere exotische Vogelarten erweitert. Neben seinen wissenschaftlichen Leistungen beeindrucken heute noch immer die natürliche Schönheit seiner Vogelbilder und die erstaunliche Kreativität seiner Sprache. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre hat Naumann an seiner zwölfbändigen "Naturgeschichte der Vögel Deutschlands" gearbeitet. Das Werk, dessen letzter Band 1844 publiziert wurde, war auf dem Stand der damaligen Wissenschaft, alle 380 Illustrationen hat Naumann selbst gezeichnet und in Kupfer gestochen" (Arnulf Conradi). As the work was published over a very long period complete copies are of utmost rarity. The plates drawn and engraved by the author are beautifully handcoloured. The last 13th volume 'Nachträge, Zusätze und Verbesserungen' which was published many years later has a contemporary half calf binding with a black gilt lettered label. Nissen IVB, 666; Anker 355; Schlenker 248.2.

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COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A. - Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali… http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9467&s_currency= COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A.

Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali…

Napoli, Tramater, (1829) 1832-1859. 11 volumes. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 377 mostly hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half vellum, gilt ornamented spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels.

Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare. In the last decades only 2 copies have been offered for sale. We offered a copy in 1979 which had 380 plates and a copy was offered in the Bradley Martin sale (Sotheby's New York, December 12, 1989) with 384 plates. The Bradley Martin copy fetched $ 31.000 (without premium). As far as we can trace no complete copy of this work has been offered for sale. The work was published from 1832 to 1875 in 114 parts and Nissen gives a plate total of 408 plates. It was edited by Oronzio Gabriele Costa (1787-1867) professor at the University of Naples and continued by his son Achille Costa. Our set is almost complete up to the year 1859. Davies Sherborn in the 'Journal of the Soc. For Bibliography of Natural History' Vol. I, part 2 pp. 35-47 gives a detailed collation of the work. This is bibliographically a very complex work and the collations given vary. In several cases we have more plates or text than called for. Two volumes have the original half calf binding and in order to have a nicely uniform-bound set, slipcases have been made by a former owner, identical to the other volumes. A detailed collation of the work can be sent on request. Nissen ZBi, 971; Wood 301, calling for 382 plates.

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BRISSON, M.J. - Ornithologia, sive synopsis methodica sistens avium divisionem in ordines, sectiones ... Ornithologie ou méthode contenant la division des Oiseaux ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9433&s_currency= BRISSON, M.J.

Ornithologia, sive synopsis methodica sistens avium divisionem in ordines, sectiones ... Ornithologie ou méthode contenant la division des Oiseaux ...

Paris, C.J.B. Bauche, 1760. 6 volumes (including the supplement). 4to (284 x 213mm). With 6 engraved titles and 261 folded engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt ornamented spines, with 2 red gilt lettered labels (3 vols. old spines laid down, the others rebacked matching the other vols.).

One of the very few Large-Paper copies of this splendid work. Ordinary copies measure approx. 260 x195mm. All plates are by Martinet; most probably the finest he ever made. The birds are depicted in their natural surroundings, with charming backgrounds. This scientifically important work was written by one of the greatest connoisseurs of birds of the time. The work deals with 1336 species in addition to 150 "varieties" distributed over 115 genera, which are again grouped in 26 orders. Brisson did not use the binominal system and his systematical classification of the birds differed from that of Linnaeus, surpassing it and being less artificial. The text is written in Latin and French. One plate with marginal paper repair not affecting the illustration. An attractive uniformly bound set. Anker 69; Nissen IVB, 145.

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LEACH, W.E. - The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9302&s_currency= LEACH, W.E.

The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals.

London, R.P. Nodder & Son, 1814-1817. 3 volumes. 8vo (250 x 155mm). pp. 144; 154, (8); (6), 152, with 150 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (rubbed and a bit worn)

A scarce work published as a continuation of Shaw and Nodder's "Naturalists' Miscellany". The beautiful plates are all engraved by Nodder and depict a great number of new species. William Elford Leach (1790-1836) was an English zoologist and marine biologist and assistant keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum. "In 1813, when Konig was appointed Keeper of the Natural History Departments, he was given an assistant, William Elford Leach (1790-1836), perhaps one of the more brilliant minds to enter the Museum. In every generation English science has been fortunate in attracting men with intuitive feel for nature who by their gift and enthusiasm infect others and leave their inspiration planted in those who follow. Anyone, who knew Leach and even the greater number who did not, came to revere his memory and example. After over a century and half, in spite of the shortness of his service, he stands out from his contemporaries as a 'profound naturalist'" (Gunther, The Founders of Science at the British Museum p. 49). Many of the plates concern insects, shells and birds. Some foxing and dampstaining mostly affecting the text. Nissen IVB, 535; Fine Bird Books 87.

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GAY, C. - Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS ZOOLOGIA. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9285&s_currency= GAY, C.

Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS ZOOLOGIA.

Paris, Thunot, 1854. Folio (360 x 285mm). With 133 (of 135) engraved or lithographed plates. Recentbrown half calf, gilt lettered spine.

Apart from one plate (a plate of the Araneïdeas is not present) a complete copy of the zoological atlas of this famous and comprehensive natural history work on Chile. Gay was a French naturalist who on the instigation of Desfontaines and Jussieu departed to Chile to study its flora, fauna and geology during a period of almost 11 years. This monumental work was financed by the Chilian government. "Le plus vaste monument scientifiqe depuis l'oeuvre immortelle de Humboldt ait été publié sur l'Amérique méridionale" (Nouv. Bibl. Gén.). The atlas comprises amongst others 10 plates on mammals, 13 on birds, 9 on herpetology, 17 on fishes, 32 on coleoptera, 7 on lepidoptera; 14 on shells. The excellent plates are by Werner, A.Prevost, P. Oudart, Prêtre, Blanchard, the best natural history French artists of the period. Two issues were published, one with plain plates as the above copy and one with handcoloured plates. Zimmer I, 237; Nissen ZBI, 1488.

Order-nr. 9285

EUR 2,900.00










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DONOVAN, E. - The Naturalist's Repository, or miscellany of exotic natural history exhibiting rare and beautiful specimens of foreign birds, insects, shells, quadrupeds, fishes and marine productions; more especially such new subjects as have not hitherto been figured, or correctly described; forming a compendium of the most interesting modern discoveries in zoology. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9202&s_currency= DONOVAN, E.

The Naturalist's Repository, or miscellany of exotic natural history exhibiting rare and beautiful specimens of foreign birds, insects, shells, quadrupeds, fishes and marine productions; more especially such new subjects as have not hitherto been figured, or correctly described; forming a compendium of the most interesting modern discoveries in zoology.

London, printed for the author, and Simpkin & Marshall, 1834. 5 volumes. Royal-8vo (245 x 152mm). With 180 handcoloured engraved plates. Publisher's cloth.

One of the most attractive, colourful natural history works of the period, describing many newly discovered exotic animals. The present copy is a title-edition of 1834, having the same plates and text as the first edition, with the only difference that a new title-page has been printed. The work was originally issued in monthly parts from 1823-7. The coloured plates are usually accompanied by one to three leaves of text. According to Buchannan 'Nature into Art', Donovan was particularly fond of using bright colours in his plates and the offered work is a very good example for this. 52 of the beautiful illustrations depict shells, 70 plates concern entomology and exotic butterflies figure extensively and 26 plates are devoted to birds. "It will be also seen from many of our pages that through the kindness of the late worthy president of the Royal Society, Sir Joseph Banks, the rich and truly scientific collection of that magnificent patron of sciences was ever open to us for the furtherance of our pursuits in Natural History; and of the object of the present work among others' (From the introduction). The work shows first depictions of butterflies and insects collected during the first Cook voyage such as plate 37 'Papilio Marica' of the second volume. Paper repair to title-pages, some traces of library stamps on verso of some plates not affecting the illustrations. Provenance: Handwritten name of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-covers. Nissen IVB, 259; Wood 323.

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GERMAR, E.F. - Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8814&s_currency= GERMAR, E.F.

Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa.

Leipzig and Altenburg, F.A. Brockhaus, 1817. Royal-8vo (208 x 125mm). pp. xii, 323, (1), with 11 engraved plates of which 9 finely hand-coloured, plate 5 is a large folded map of 'Dalmatien und dem Gebiete von Ragusa' and plate 6 is a smaller folded map 'Petrografische Charte der Halbinsel Spalatro'. Contemporary red half calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering.

A travel account to Dalmatia and the area of Ragusa on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea. ErnstFriedrich Germar (1786-1853) was a well-known German entomologist, paleontologist and mineralogist and professor of the Univeresity of Halle. "1811 durchwanderte er Dalmatien. Dies war seine einzige grössere wissenschaftliche Reise ausserhalb Deutschlands... Seine unermüdlichen Aufsammlungen legten den Grundstock des ihm anvertrauten 'Mineraliencabinets' der Univ. Halle. Seine eigene entomologische Sammlung war neben dem Berliner Museum die grösste Deutschlands" (NDS VI, 31 1). The work describes the natural history of the area. 3 plates concern inhabitants in their local dresses, one plate shows a bird, and 4 plates concern insects. Evenhuis 1817; Horn-Schenkling 7570.

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VAILLANT, A.N. - Voyage autour du monde, exécuté pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la corvette La Bonité, publiée par ordre du Gouvernement sous les auspices du département de la marine. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8772&s_currency= VAILLANT, A.N.

Voyage autour du monde, exécuté pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la corvette La Bonité, publiée par ordre du Gouvernement sous les auspices du département de la marine.

HISTOIRE NATURELLE: ATLAS ZOOLOGIQUE. Par Eydoux & Souleyet. Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1852). Folio(484 x 320mm). pp. (2), 8, with 101 (96 handcoloured or colour-printed) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering.

The complete zoological atlas of this famous and rare French expedition, exploring various areas inthe Pacific. "The principal aims of this voyage were political: to show the French flag in various areas of the Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, China, and Cochin China; to extend protection to a number of French subjects; and to draw up comprehensive reports on the countries visited, including Brazil, Chile, the Marianas, and the Philippines" (Hill 1752). Its plates, many after drawings by the famous French artists Prevost and Oudart, are of an unsurpassed beauty and elegance and were partly printed in colour and partly handcoloured. They are divided as follows: Mammifères (12), Oiseaux (10), Poissons (10), Reptiles (6), Insects (2), Mollusca (53), Zoophytes (2), Vers (1), Crustacés (5). A fine copy. B.M.(N.H.) II, 603.

Order-nr. 8772

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BONAPARTE, C.L. - Iconographie des Pigeons non figurés par Mme Knip dans les deux volumes de MM. Temminck et Florent Prévost. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8730&s_currency= BONAPARTE, C.L.

Iconographie des Pigeons non figurés par Mme Knip dans les deux volumes de MM. Temminck et Florent Prévost.

Paris, P. Bertrand, 1857-1858. Large-folio (560 x 370mm). With 55 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates by Lemercier after drawings by P.L. Oudard, F. Willy and E. Blanchard. Original printed wrapper (slightly torn), preserved in a recent blue cloth box.

All published of this fine work, which was intended as a supplement to "Les Pigeons", by Knip, Temminck and Prévost. The original plan for this work embraced 30 issues with 150 plates. The author died however after the 4th issue and Moquin-Tandon brought out 8 more. "The handcoloured bird portraits are extremely fine" (Wood). Charles Lucien Bonaparte was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite his family connections and the disruptions that followed the Napoleonic era, he became a competent and highly respected naturalist. "The prince himself (C.L. Bonaparte) stayed only a short time in America and returned to Europe for good in 1828, with his wife and young son, choosing Rome for his permanent residence. There he actively pursued his beloved taxonomic studies and research, which extended more and more to birds of the whole world and, by 1831, had made him so famous among ornithologists that Swainson could write, "To Charles Lucia Bonaparte, Prince of Musignano, not only the eyes of America, but Europe may be turned, as to one who seems destined by Nature to confer unperishable benefits on this noble science." (Stresemann pp. 157-8). Bonaparte was famous for his continuation of Wilson's 'American Ornithology' and his 3 volume work on the fauna of Italy. One text leaf with dampstaining at lower margin. Some occasional slight foxing to some of the plates. A copy with fine colouring of the plates. Nissen IVB, 117; Fine Bird Books, p. 60; see also P.T. Stroud, The Emperor of Nature Charles Lucien Bonaparte and his world.

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WILLIAMS, J. - Faunula Grustensis: being an outline of the natural contents of the Parish of Llanrwst; Comprehending some account of its general history, commerce and agriculture; also, a trioglott catalogue (in Latin, English, and Welsh) of the animals and plants found in it, with some notes thereon... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8668&s_currency= WILLIAMS, J.

Faunula Grustensis: being an outline of the natural contents of the Parish of Llanrwst; Comprehending some account of its general history, commerce and agriculture; also, a trioglott catalogue (in Latin, English, and Welsh) of the animals and plants found in it, with some notes thereon...

Llanrwst, John Jones, 1830. Small-8vo (150 x 95mm). pp. 148. Publisher's printed boards.

A very rare local natural history of Wales cataloguing all birds, animals and plants to be found inthe parish of Llanwrst. John Williams (1801-1859) naturalist and physician was born in Llansanffraid, in the Conwy valley, north Wales.

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SELIGMANN, J.M. - Verzameling van uitlandsche en zeldzaame vogelen, benevens eenige vreemde dieren en plantgewassen: in 't Engelsch naauwkeurig beschreeven en naar 't leven met kleuren afgebeeld, door G. Edwards en M. Catesby. Vervolgens, ten opzicht van de plaaten merkelyk verbeterd, in 't Hoogduitsch uitgegeven. Thans in 't Nederduitsch vertaald en met aanhaalingen van andere autheuren verrykt, door M. Houttuyn. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8657&s_currency= SELIGMANN, J.M.

Verzameling van uitlandsche en zeldzaame vogelen, benevens eenige vreemde dieren en plantgewassen: in 't Engelsch naauwkeurig beschreeven en naar 't leven met kleuren afgebeeld, door G. Edwards en M. Catesby. Vervolgens, ten opzicht van de plaaten merkelyk verbeterd, in 't Hoogduitsch uitgegeven. Thans in 't Nederduitsch vertaald en met aanhaalingen van andere autheuren verrykt, door M. Houttuyn.

Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1772-1781. 9 parts (bound in 4 volumes). Folio (443 x 270mm). With 473 handcoloured engraved plates (of which 425 depict birds). Contemporary half vellum.

A splendid work, beautifully coloured. In 1749-1776, the works of Edwards 'A natural history of uncommon birds' and 'Gleanings of natural history' and Catesby 'Natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands' were translated into German and combined into one work under the title 'Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und seltener Vögel'. Catesby's work is considered 'the most famous colorplate book of American plant and animal life' (Hunt). The plates of Edwards and Catesby were re-engraved by Seligmann, further embellished by the addition of figures of plants not present in the originals. The present work is a translation of the German edition into Dutch by Houttuyn with Seligmann's plates. The Dutch edition was published by the famous Dutch publisher Sepp, a company which exercised the utmost care in producing colour-plate books of outstanding quality. The colouring of the Dutch edition seems to be more delicate than the other editions. An unusual clean and fine set of this rare ornithological classic, of which according to the list in volume I, only 90 copies were subscribed. The Dutch edition is the most complete edition having 473 plates. The German edition has 447 plates and the French edition 422 plates. Fine Bird Books, pp. 73-74; Landwehr 180; Nissen IVB, 857 & ZBI, 845; Zimmer I, 200.

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LESSON, R.P. - Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8649&s_currency= LESSON, R.P.

Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes.

Paris, A. Bernard, (1829-30). 8vo (240 x152mm). pp. xlvi, 223, with 86 very fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Loose sheets in contemporary cloth portfolio, gilt lettering on spine, uncut.

"This is Lesson's first work on humming-birds. It was succeeded by two others, - 'Histoire naturelles des colibris', 1830-32, and 'Les Trochilidées, 1832-33. It appeared in different issues and was published in 17 livraisons, the last seven appeared in 1830. The text opens (pp. ix-xlvi) with descriptions in systematic order of the species figured, while the remainder of the volume 'Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches', contains a general account of the group as a whole and of the species figured" (Anker 291). Most of the excellent plates are by Prêtre and Bévalet, the best French natural history artists of the period. The birds described are from tropical Central and South America. Nissen IVB, 547.

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ROYLE, J.F. - Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan mountains and the Flora of Cashmere. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8619&s_currency= ROYLE, J.F.

Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan mountains and the Flora of Cashmere.

London, W.H. Allen & Co., (1833-) 1839 (-1840). 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (370 x 270mm). pp. lxxx, 472; pp. (iv), with 1 aquatint frontispiece (view of the Himalayan mountains), 1 handcoloured lithographed plan (of the Botanic Garden of Saharunpore), and 100 (97 handcoloured) lithographed plates, the majority by Vishnuprasad, some by Miss Drake, J. de Carle Sowerby, J.O. Westwood and others. Recent calf, spines in 6 compartments with black gilt lettered label.

First and only edition. A fine copy of the first major work on the Himalayan flora. "A pioneering ecological study, with descriptions of the different types of vegetation and notes on the distribution of families and genera in the region" (Rix p. 183). John Forbes Royle (1799-1858) was born at Cawnpore, in India and studied medicine at Edinburgh University. He was surgeon to the East India Company and curator of the Saharunpore botanical gardens. One of the author's interests were the drug plants of the region and on page 240 he recommended the introduction of cinchona (i.e. quinine) to India. Many of the fine plates are by Indian artists such as Vishnuprasad and M. Gaucci. "During the eighteenth century as the Mughal Empire declined, Indian painters formely under Mughal patronage sought work from employees of the Hon. East India Company, many of whom were eager collectors of drawings of Indian plants and animals... Many hundreds of magnificant drawings made by Indian artists during the early part of the nineteenth century under the direction of British botanists such as Royle, Carey, Falconer, Wallich and Roxburg are now in the Kew Herbarium (Blunt & Stearn p. 185). Half title of atlas volume with small paper repair at lower margin. Cowan & Stafleu 9734; Nissen BBI, 1690.

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INDIAN BIRDS- - A stunning series of original Indian birds painted in gouache on Mica. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8618&s_currency= INDIAN BIRDS-

A stunning series of original Indian birds painted in gouache on Mica.

Eleven bright and striking 19th century coloured paintings of birds including a Yellow Sparrow, White Sparrow, Crow-headed Bird, Falcon, Red Coler and a Pigeon Bird. Later cloth with 'Indian Birds' printed on front cover.

Unsigned. The birds are depicted with foliage and background and are finely drawn around the middleof the 19th century. Each painting measures 132 x 95mm.

Order-nr. 8618

EUR 2,300.00










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HUMBOLDT, A. VON & BONPLAND, A. - Beobachtungen aus der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie, gesammelt auf einer Reise nach den Tropen-Ländern des neuen Kontinents, in den Jahren 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803und 1804. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Erstern. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8477&s_currency= HUMBOLDT, A. VON & BONPLAND, A.

Beobachtungen aus der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie, gesammelt auf einer Reise nach den Tropen-Ländern des neuen Kontinents, in den Jahren 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803und 1804. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Erstern.

Tübingen, bey F.C. Cotta/ Paris, bey Levrault, Schoell und Compagnie, 1806. 4to (342 x 250mm). pp. x, 212. Contemporary blue boards (a bit worn).

All published, however without the 14 plates. "Diese deutsche Fassung wurde von Humboldt selbst bearbeitet oder beaufsichtigt... Für den Abbruch des Unternehmens waren neben Misshelligkeiten zwischen Schoell und Cotta wohl die für den deutschen Buchhandel ungünstigen Zeitverhältnisse verantwortlich" (Fiedler & Leitner 4.5.3). "Die übersetzung des Werkes blieb unvollendet, sie beschränkte sich nur auf drei Lieferungen" (Löwenberg 112). The volume comprises the flollowing monographs: Über das Zungenbein und den Kehlkopf der Vögel, der Affen, und des Krokodills; Über den Löwen-Affen, eine neue Species aus den Missionen des Putumayo; Über den Eremophilus und den Astroblepus, zwey neue Fisch-Gattungen aus der Ordnung der Apoden; Über eine neue unterirdische Art der Fisch-Gattung Pimelodes, welche von den Vulkanen des Königreichs Quito in grosser Menge ausgeworfen wird; Beobachtung über den elektischen Aal des neuen Welttheils, (Gymnotus electricus. Linn.); Über eine neue Art von Gymnotus aus dem Magdalenenstrom; Versuch einer Naturgeschichte des Condor. (Vultur gryphus Linn.); Cuvier, G. Anatomische Untersuchungen über die von den Naturforschern bis jetzt für zweifelhaft gehaltenen Reptilien, angestellt bey Gelegenheit des Axolotl, den Hr. von Humboldt aus Mexico nach Europa gebracht hat. Fiedler & Leitner, Alexander von Humboldts Schriften 4.5.3; Löwenberg, Alexander von Humboldt 112.

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SUSEMIHL, J.C. - Teutsche Ornithologie oder Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Teutschlands. Herausgegeben von Borkhausen, Lichthammer und Bekker dem Jüngern. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8328&s_currency= SUSEMIHL, J.C.

Teutsche Ornithologie oder Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Teutschlands. Herausgegeben von Borkhausen, Lichthammer und Bekker dem Jüngern.

Damstadt, im Verlage der Herausgeber, 1800-1811. Folio (450 x 300mm). 21 parts (of 22), bound in 2 volumes. With 126 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt lettered labels (slightly rubbed).

A fine large copy of one of the most splendid German bird books. As usual without the last part, which was published in 1817. This final part is almost always lacking due to the interruption of publication by the Napoleonic wars. Our copy contains all the 21 printed upper wrappers to the parts. A great rarity is the title-page which is found in a few copies and here replaced by the printed wrapper to the first part. Many bibliographies consider the work complete in the first edition with 21 parts. The 22nd part was in fact the first part published of the second edition. "... 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 lateron his son, Eduard Susemihl" (Anker 52). "Nicht minder lobenswert ist auch die 'Teutsche Ornithologie', die Johann Conrad Susemihl gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder Johann Theodor und später mit seinen Kindern Eduard und Emilie in Darmstadt mit Hilfe eines Kreises begeisterter Naturfreunde schulf... die Tafeln, die in Stich wie Kolorit zu den Spitzenleistungen des späten Kupferstiches gehören... (Nissen p. 53). The work is frequently listed under Borkhausen. One plate in part 10 lacks small part of lower corner not affecting the illustration, part 11 with some marginal dampstaining at the inner margin. Schlenker 55,1; Nissen IVB, 907; Fine Bird Books 61.

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(WOLFF, J.). - Unterschiedliche Arten von Vöglen nach dem Leben gezeichnet. Verlegts Jeremias Wolff Künsthändler in Augsburg. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8203&s_currency= (WOLFF, J.).

Unterschiedliche Arten von Vöglen nach dem Leben gezeichnet. Verlegts Jeremias Wolff Künsthändler in Augsburg.

Augsburg, J. Wolff, (about 1710). Oblong-8vo (280 x 75mm). 17 engravings on 9 leaves. Recent boards.

A rare suite of engravings of birds. The first engraving is the title, a cartouche held by birds and snakes. Jeremias Wolff (1663-1724) was an Augsburg publisher and engraver. The engravings are party reversed copies of Albert Flamen's 'Diversae avium species', Paris, 1659. The engravings show among others: Indianischer Han (Gallus Indicus), Schnee Ganz (Anser Serus), Pfaw (Pavo), Phasan (Phasianus), Reyger (Ardea), and Schwan (Cygnus). Schlenker. Bibliographie der Deutschen vogelkundlichen Literatur von 1480 bis 1850, 391.1.

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HILL, J. - An History of Animals. Containing descriptions of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects, of the several Parts of the World; and including accounts of the several classes of Animalcules, visible only by the assistance of Microscopes... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8146&s_currency= HILL, J.

An History of Animals. Containing descriptions of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects, of the several Parts of the World; and including accounts of the several classes of Animalcules, visible only by the assistance of Microscopes...

London, Thomas Osborne, 1752. Folio (375 x 235mm). pp. (8), 584, (4), with 28 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in 6 compartments with black gilt lettered label, marbled sides.

A separately published volume of Hill's 'A General Natural History', which contained a volume on Botany, one on Mineralogy and a final one on Zoology. The present work is an attractively illustrated encyclopaedia of the animal world. "Hill's principal achievement in zoology is the third volume of the 'General Natural History', on animals. A large section is devoted to microscopic animals, and some of the names Hill coined for these animals still stands, such as 'paramecium'"(DSB). "This work, in the English language, was unsurpassed as a source of information on natural history and as a work of almost unbelievable labour" (Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans p. 210). The fine engraved plates are by B. Cole and show among others insects, fishes, shells and birds. An uncut copy. Nissen ZBI, 1939; Anker 210.

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LATHAM, S. - Lathams Falconry: or, the Faulcons Lure, and Cure: in two books. The first, concerning the ordering and training up of all Hawkes in generall; especially the Haggard Faulcon Gentle. The second, teaching approved medicines for the cure of all Diseases in them. Gathered by long practice and experience, and published for the delight of noble mindes, and instruction of young Faulconers in things pertaining to this Princely Art. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7988&s_currency= LATHAM, S.

Lathams Falconry: or, the Faulcons Lure, and Cure: in two books. The first, concerning the ordering and training up of all Hawkes in generall; especially the Haggard Faulcon Gentle. The second, teaching approved medicines for the cure of all Diseases in them. Gathered by long practice and experience, and published for the delight of noble mindes, and instruction of young Faulconers in things pertaining to this Princely Art.

London, Thomas Harper, for John Harison, 1633. 2 volumes (bound in one). 4to (190 x 138mm). pp. (24), 147, (1, blank); pp. (22), 148, (4), with woodcut illustration on title, and 31 woodcuts (some repeated) in the text. Later calf, sides with gilt border, richly gilt ornamented spine with 2 red gilt lettered labels, gilt edges.

First collected edition of the two volumes. "Latham's 'Falconry' ranks among the principal books onhawking in the English language... J.E. Harting, the great authority on hawking literature, states that a relative of Latham was assistant falconer and subsequently sergeant of the hawks to the successors of Sir Thomas Monson, i.e. to Sir Patrick Hume, Master Falconer to the King, and Sir Allen Apsley. This relative was 60 years of age when Latham published his book in 1614-15, so that we may assume that a good deal of knowledge was derived by him from this source. Latham in the second book, refers to Henry Sadler of Everley, Grand Falconer to Queen Elisabeth, as 'his first and loving master'" (Schwerdt I, 302). The first volume was first published in 1615, and the second volume in 1618. The present edition is the first collected edition, using the same woodblocks and according to Harting 'quite as good as the first, of which it is a reprint without alteration'. An attractively bound and well preserved copy of this rare item. Old signature on title. Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria 20; Schwerdt I, 302.

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LESSON, R.P. - Les Trochilidées ou les Colibris et les Oiseaux-Mouches... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7986&s_currency= LESSON, R.P.

Les Trochilidées ou les Colibris et les Oiseaux-Mouches...

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1832-33). 8vo (232 x 150mm). pp. (4), iv, 171, (1), xliii (1), with 66 very fine colour-printed engraved plates finished by hand. Contemporary gilt pictorial cloth.

A fine clean copy of the first edition. "The concluding section of Lesson's work on hummingbirds; the sections published previously are 'Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches', 1829-30, and 'Histoire naturelle des colibris' 1830-32. The text consists (pp. 1-168) of a descriptive explanation of the plates, followed by a systematic survey (pp. I-XLIII) of 110 species of humming-birds. This section contains a special title-page 'Index général et synoptique des oiseaux du genre Trochilus, par R.P.Lesson..." (Anker 294). The excellent plates are by Prêtre and Bévalet, the best French natural history artists of the period. René Primevère Lesson (1794-1849) was a naturalist and explorer. He was naturalist on the 'Coquille' commanded by Duperrey with Dumont d'Urville second in command. "Lesson occupied a prominent place among French naturalist-voyagers of the period... his most important contributions were zoology. Particularly significant was his work in ornithology, especially his writings on hummingbirds and birds of paradise" (DSB). All birds described are from tropical Central and South America. Nissen IVB, 549; Anker 294.

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SALVIN, F.H. & W. BRODRICK. - Falconry in the British Isles. Second edition, revised and enlarged. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7982&s_currency= SALVIN, F.H. & W. BRODRICK.

Falconry in the British Isles. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

London, Jan van Voorst, 1873. Royal 8vo (283 x 185mm). pp. viii, (2), 171, (1), with 28 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Later green half calf, gilt lettered spine with falcon.

The enlarged and best edition of this beautifully illustrated work. The excellent plates are by W. Brodrick. "The best modern book in English on the art and practice of Falconry. The second edition is to be preferred for the emendations and additions to the text... " (Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria 67). One plate with small marginal paper repair not touching the illustration. A fine copy.

Order-nr. 7982

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TEMMINCK, C.J. - Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkundige commissie in Indie en andere schrijvers. Uitgegevenop last van den Koning door J.C. Temminck: ZOOLOGIE. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7849&s_currency= TEMMINCK, C.J.

Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkundige commissie in Indie en andere schrijvers. Uitgegevenop last van den Koning door J.C. Temminck: ZOOLOGIE.

Leiden 1839-1844. Folio (434 x 300mm). pp. (6), 228, 72, 72, 26, 250, with 3 double-page tables and102 lithographed plates of which 84 beautifully handcoloured. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, edges gilt.

A superbly bound copy of the finest zoological work on Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies. Thecomplete 'Verhandelingen...' comprises 3 volumes one concerning Ethnography, another Zoology and the last one Botany. Volumes could be purchased separately. Of the 102 plates 49 show mammals, including orang-outans and monkeys, 14 birds, 10 reptiles and amphibians, 6 fishes and 23 insects. The present volume was written by S. Mueller and H. Schlegel and edited by. C.J. Temminck. Temminck (1778-1858) was the founder and first director of the Leyden Natural History Museum and the author of a number of important ornithological works. The present work includes the two rare bis plates 1 and 2 in the ornithological section by J. Wolf, which are mostly not present. BM.(N.H.)II, 862; Landwehr 197, 454; Nissen ZBI, 4802.

Order-nr. 7849

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PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G. - Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7843&s_currency= PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G.

Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur...

Lugdun. Batavorum et Amstelodami, F. Hackium apud L. Elzevirium, 1648. Folio (397 x 248mm). pp. (xii, including frontispiece), 122, (2); (iv), 293, (7), with engraved frontispiece and ca. 500 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine in 7 compartments, sides with large gilt English Royal coat of arms of James II and the motto of the English chivalric Order of the Garter 'Honi soit qui mal y pense', and 2 gilt borders (skilful repair to hinges and foot of spine).

First edition and a very special copy from the famous John Roland Abbey collection in an English Royal binding of the first major survey of the natural history of Brazil and the most extensive documentation on the Brazilian flora and fauna of the 17th century. It is also a pioneering work on tropical medicine. Landis comments: "This magnificent book, the most noted work of science in seventeenth-century Holland, was a product of that century's Dutch conquest of a portion of Brazil. It remained the one great illustrated work on the natural history of Brazil until the major expeditions of the nineteenth century generated new publications". Willem Piso (1611-1678; Dutch physician) was sent by the Dutch West Indies Company as the leader of the scientific mission to Brazil, where he was accompanied by the German naturalist and traveler Georg Marcgraf (1610-1644). Marcgraf's contributions to the above work are the descriptions and woodcut illustrations of the natural history matter depicting fishes, birds, quadrupeds and serpents as well as insects, and for the larger part plants. The part on the northeastern region of Brazil and the linguistics and ethnography of its inhabitants is followed by an extensive Tupi vocabulary of the Tapuia Indians. The fine pictorial titlepage is engraved after a drawing by Matham, the original of which is in the Albertina Library in Vienna. Provenance: The coat of arms are of James II (1633-1701), as Duke of York. This means that the arms date from before 1685, when James became King, and would have adopted slightly different arms; Armorial bookplate of John Roland Abbey and bookplate of John Henry Gurney. Hunt 244; Nissen BBI, 1533.

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NOVARA- - Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Erster Band (Wirbelthiere). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7725&s_currency= NOVARA-

Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Erster Band (Wirbelthiere).

Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1869. 4to (285 x 230mm). [Contains:] Zelebor, J. Säugethiere. pp. 42, with 3 (2 coloured) lithographed plates; Pelzeln, A. von. Vögel. pp. 176, with 6 coloured lithographed plates; Steindachner, F. Reptilien. pp. 98, with 3 lithographed plates; Steindachner, F. Amphibien. pp. 70, with 5 lithographed plates; Kner, R. Fische. pp. 433, with 16 lithographed plates. Later half cloth.

The vertebrate section of the famous Austrian expedition around the world. "Steindacher is best known as an ichthyologist, but he published nearly 60 herpetological titles (1862-1917) including one major work, the amphibian and reptile sections of the circumnavigation by the Austrian frigate Novara... This monograph reviewed a collection of nearly 1000 specimens from along the ship's route in South America, Africa, Ceylon, Java, China, Australia, and New Zealand..." (Adler p. 54). Library stamp on title, some occasional spotting.

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BUNREI, M. - Bunrei Kacho Gafu (Album of drawings of flowers and birds by Bunrei). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7692&s_currency= BUNREI, M.

Bunrei Kacho Gafu (Album of drawings of flowers and birds by Bunrei).

Yokohama, Meiji, 18 [1885]. 2 volumes. Folio (355 x 245mm). With 100 full-page coloured woodblock printed plates of which 32 double-page. In original stitched bindings.

Published by Hobu Shokai, with an introduction by Kikuchi Yosai and illustrated by Maekawa Bunrei. These superb large plates are based on Bairei's much smaller album of 100 birds (1881), and transformed in this larger format. A beautifully produced work, printed in black with greys and a few subtle tints. A fine copy. Mitchell p. 230.

Order-nr. 7692

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PERCHERON, A.R. - Catalogue de livres d'entomologie provenant de la bibliothèque de M. Percheron, auteur de plusieurs ouvrages d'entomologie dont la vente aura lieu Rue des Bons-Enfant, 28, salle no. 4 (dans la cour), Jeudi 25 et Vendredi 26 avril 1861, a sept heures du soir, par le ministère de Me Danthonay, commissaire-priseur... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7682&s_currency= PERCHERON, A.R.

Catalogue de livres d'entomologie provenant de la bibliothèque de M. Percheron, auteur de plusieurs ouvrages d'entomologie dont la vente aura lieu Rue des Bons-Enfant, 28, salle no. 4 (dans la cour), Jeudi 25 et Vendredi 26 avril 1861, a sept heures du soir, par le ministère de Me Danthonay, commissaire-priseur...

Paris, L. Leclerc, 1861. 8vo (225 x 140mm). pp. (4), 27. Sewed as issued. [together with:] SALLE, A. Catalogue de la bibliothèque et des collections d'histoire naturelle Coléoptères, Coquilles, Oiseaux-Mouches, etc. ayant appartenu à feu Auguste Sallé....Les livres à la Maison Sylvestre, rue des Bons-Enfants, 28, le soir à 8 heures, les 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 février 1897... les Collections Hotel des Ventes, rue Drouot salle no. 4 au 1er, les 25, 26, 27 février... Par le Ministère de Me Bailly... [Paris 1897]. 8vo (225 x 140mm). pp. 64. Original printed wrappers.

(I). Sales catalogue listing 336 entomolgical items of the library of Achille Percheron (1797-1869), French entomologist and author of one of the earliest bibliographies on entomology 'Bibliographie Entomologique' of 1837. (II). A sales catalogue of the library and natural history collection of the naturalist Auguste Sallé listing over 1300 items.

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MORRIS, F.O. - A History of British Birds. Fourth edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged. With three hundred and ninety-four plates coloured by hand. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7567&s_currency= MORRIS, F.O.

A History of British Birds. Fourth edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged. With three hundred and ninety-four plates coloured by hand.

London, John C. Nimmo, 1895-97. Royal-8vo (265 x 175mm). With 394 fine hand-coloured plates. Publisher's brown cloth, covers with gilt bird ornaments.

The first edition appeared in 1851-57 in monthly parts. 'A good feature of the work is the many figures of British birds shown on its hand-coloured plates, for which the woodblocks were originally engraved by the printer of the first edition, B. Fawcett, largely from drawings by Richard Alington' (Anker). A very fine and partly unopened copy of this popular work which went through many editions.

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LEWIN, W. - The Birds of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from nature; with descriptions, including the natural history of each bird. Les Oiseaux de la Grande Brétagne, rangés dans un ordre systématique.... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7555&s_currency= LEWIN, W.

The Birds of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from nature; with descriptions, including the natural history of each bird. Les Oiseaux de la Grande Brétagne, rangés dans un ordre systématique....

London, J. Johnson, 1800-1796-1801. 8 volumes, bound in 4. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 1 handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 335 handcoloured engraved plates. Near contemporary half calf, spines with gilt bird ornaments and gilt lettering in 6 compartments (hinges skillfully repaired).

The second edition and the first edition with the text likewise in French of one of the finest English bird books. "In the present edition the text is printed both in English and French and comprises a brief description of the birds figured and a brief mention of their natural history, which is said to be composed chiefly from original observations by the author and his sons" (Anker 306). Of the 336 beautifully handcoloured plates 58 show eggs. "Lewin, according to Swainson, was 'the best zoological painter, and one of the most practical naturalists, of his day.' He was patronised by the Duchess of Portland (from whose collection he drew the eggs for his greatest work) and various eminent men of his day." (Mullens & Swann. A Bibliography of British Ornithology pp. 349-350). Plate 15 of the plates of eggs was never published. Fine Bird Books 91; Nissen IVB, 562

Order-nr. 7555

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SCHLEGEL, H. - De Vogels van Nederland. Beschreven en afgebeeld. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7189&s_currency= SCHLEGEL, H.

De Vogels van Nederland. Beschreven en afgebeeld.

Leiden, D. Noothoven van Goor, (1859-1861). 3 volumes (1 text- & 2 atlas-volumes). 8vo (170 x 130mm). pp. viii, 699, (1, errata), with 362 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lettering and lines, marbled sides.

A fine copy of this beautifully produced work on the avi-fauna of the Netherlands, illustrated by the author. "A general work on the birds of Holland, with short descriptions, synonymy and an account of the distribution of each species... The figures are well-drawn and pleasing. The work was originally issued in 45 parts from 1854 to 1858 under the title 'Fauna van Nederlands vogels', by H. S. Schlegel and J.H. Herklots, being intended as part of a comprehensive work on the fauna of the country. The plan was discontinued before more than the birds were treated, and the original publisher, Trap, sold the entire edition to van Goor who issued it (according to Carus and Engelmann) in 1859 with a new title-page (as above) and with a preface by Schlegel dated December 24, 1858" (Zimmer p. 555). According to a letter of Mr. Trap in the possession of the Leyden Natural History Museum the birds were drawn by Schlegel, the landscapes however by G. J. Bos, an artist from Leyden. Hermann Schlegel was director of the Leyden Natural History Museum and famous ornithologist. He published some 163 publications of which about two thirds concern birds. Provenance: Jorge Casares with his armorial bookplate; Jan Allex de Roos with his bookplate and the signature of J.G. Verdoorn. Fine Bird Books, 105; Nissen IVB, 830; Zimmer II, 555.

Order-nr. 7189

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