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犀鸟或犀鸟科的专著 A monograph of the bucerotidae, or family of the hornbills

 

艾略特关于鸟类的最后一本专著

 

丹尼尔·吉罗·艾略特,犀鸟或犀鸟科的专著。

纽约: 1877-1882.

售价:16,500英镑

 

艾略特关于鸟类的最后一本专著的精美副本

 

艾略特被这类物种深深吸引。这一属类的大多数鸟类都具有奇特的外观,非同寻常的习性和普遍的结构。这使得他们不同于其他羽毛类动物,且物种的总体数量并不高。(前言)《犀鸟》是艾略特在被任命为菲尔德自然历史博物馆的动物学馆长之前的最后一部主要鸟类学作品。

 

艾略特(1835-1915)可能是继奥杜邦之后美国最重要的鸟类艺术家。他是纽约美国自然历史博物馆的创始人之一。艾略特与插图家约瑟夫·沃尔夫、约瑟夫·斯密特、基勒曼斯合作,创作了鸟类学和动物学的奢华著作。

 

流转记录:W.J.卢卡斯(藏书票);S.H.斯卡德尔图书馆,塞缪尔·哈伯德·斯卡德尔赠予,1903(图书馆目录标签);科布林(藏书票)

 

初版,大4(37.5 x29);57幅根据J. G. 科勒曼斯画稿制作的手绘平版全页插图,3幅根据J.斯密特画稿制作的未上色劝业插图,,绿色大理石温环衬,插图及文本如新,同时期的绿色摩洛哥羊皮半皮装帧,书籍以竹节分为,镀金书名。书口稍有磨损,书脊颜色稍褪,品相甚佳。

 

 

The Last of Elliot’s Great Monographs on Birds

 

ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud. A monograph of the bucerotidae, or family of the hornbillsNew York, by the Author for the subscribers, [1877]-1882.   

£16,500  [ref: 101470]

 

An excellent copy of the last of Elliot’s great monographs on birds.

 

A comprehensive treatment of the entire family of hornbills. Elliot was drawn to this genus by ‘The very peculiar appearance of the majority of the birds contained in this volume, as well as the extraordinary habits and structure common to all, which make them differ from other feathered creatures, together with the generally meagre account of many of the species’ (Preface). The Hornbills was Elliot's last major ornithological work before his appointment as curator of zoology at the Field Museum of Natural History.

 

Elliot (1835-1915) is probably the leading American bird artist after Audubon. He was one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He produced luxurious works on ornithology and zoology, in collaboration with illustrators such as Joseph Wolf, Joseph Smit, and, as here, Keulemans.

 

Provenance: W.J. Lucas (ex libris); S. H. Scudder Library, gift of Samuel Hubbard Scudder, dated 1903 (library catalogue label); Kobrin (ex libris).

 

First edition, large 4to (37.5 x 29); 57 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after and by J. G. Keulemans, 3 uncoloured plates of generic characters after and by J. Smit, green marbled endpapers, plates and text very fresh, contemporary green half morocco, spinein six parts with raised bands and gilt title, edges a little rubbed and spine faded, an excellent copy.   Ayer/Zimmer 207; Fine Bird Books p74; Nissen (IVB), 297.

 

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