这是描述信息
这是描述信息

《英国鸟类及其蛋的彩色插图本》Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs

 

亨利·伦纳德·梅尔 《英国鸟类及其蛋的彩色插图本》

伦敦: 1853-1857年。

售价:1750英镑

 

8开,7卷本,435张梅尔及家人手工上色的平版印刷版画,装帧为出版商的红色直纹摩洛哥皮装帧,上有精细刻繁复的烫金装饰图案、烫金双线边框等。

 

八开本的第二版。梅尔的《英国鸟类》被认为是有史以来出版的最好、最完整的英国鸟类(含蛋)肖像图集(伍德)。梅尔是一位来自荷兰的英国艺术家,旨在以自然、逼真的方式表现鸟类。他独特的细节、准确和吸引人的全版插图来自于梅尔家族的合作,以梅尔的妻子,一位多才多艺的艺术家为首。她不仅制作了除了她丈夫的画作之外的其他素描,而且在石版上画了许多图版(《马伦斯和斯旺》,第399页),并由他们的孩子进行了上色。

 

这个版本还有一幅额外的鸟蛋插图,这在上一版本中所没有的(伍德)。这一套书中的插图比许多现存的版本都更要精细,包括伍德所列出的版本。这套的第一卷有另外一幅鸟蛋插图,及三幅黑白插图,包括金鹰喙的插图(此图在第139页被提及,但图本身被装订在本卷开始处,在金鹰插图旁边)。

 

MEŸER, Henry Leonard. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs. London, S. & J. Bentley, Wilson, and Fley for G. Willis, and (vol. VII) by S. & J. Bentley and Henry Fley for Willis and Sotheran, 1853-1857.            £1750

 

7 vols in 8vo, 435 hand-coloured lithographic plates by Meÿer and family, a spledid set bound in the publisher’s red straight-grained morocco elaborately gilt, boards with gilt double-ruled and ornamental frames.

 

Second octavo edition. Meÿer’s British Birds is considered ‘the finest and most complete atlas of portraits of British avifauna (with their eggs) ever published’ (Wood). Meÿer was a British artist of Dutch extraction aiming to represent birds in a natural, life-like manner. His characteristically wonderfully detailed, accurate and attractive plates resulted from a collaboration of the Meÿer family, headed by Meÿer’s wife, ‘an accomplished artist, [who] not only executed such drawings as were not made by her husband, but drew many of the plates upon the stones’ (Mullens and Swann, p. 399), with colouring done by their children.

 

This edition has, among other things, ‘an extra plate of eggs which were unknown when the previous edition was published’ (Wood). This set is more elaborately illustrated than many extant copies, including that listed by Wood: vol. I of this set has one additional plate of eggs and three further black-and-white plates, including the plate of the Golden Eagle’s beak (referred to on p. 139 but bound in towards the beginning of the volume, beside the plate of the Golden Eagle).

 

 

联合策展方:奎文斋 x 草鹭文化

地       址:上海市杨浦区天盛广场

客服微信:clzzgf

客服邮箱:2458706346@qq.com