De Vogels van Nederlandsch Indie. Les Oiseaux des Indes Neerlandaises, Parts II and III only of 3 ... De Vogels van Nederlandsch Indie. Les Oiseaux des Indes Neerlandaises, Parts II and III only of 3 ... De Vogels van Nederlandsch Indie. Les Oiseaux des Indes Neerlandaises, Parts II and III only of 3 ... De Vogels van Nederlandsch Indie. Les Oiseaux des Indes Neerlandaises, Parts II and III only of 3 ...

De Vogels van Nederlandsch Indie. Les Oiseaux des Indes Neerlandaises, Parts II and III only of 3 parts bound in 1 volume.

Schlegel, Hermann

Published by Leiden + Amsterdam: E.J. Brill + G.L. Funke, -. First edition., 1863
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Pp. 29, (2, index), 16 hand-colored lithographs; pp. 79, (3, index), 28 hand-colored lithographs. Later half blue leather over marbled boards, sm 4to (11 x 8.75 inches). Part II is on kingfishers and Part III covers the hawks and falcons. Part I, not offered here, presents the pittas. Though this volume has only two of the three parts of this work, it does have 44 of the 50 hand-colored lithographs of the complete work. There are 2 or 3 images on each plate; the plates are after original art drawn by P.W.M. Trap or by Joseph Smit (some of the hawk plates are signed 'J. Smit.' Hermann Schlegel, in his capacity as Director of the Natural History Museum in Leiden, sent naturalists to Netherland East Indies to collect the birds illustrated in this early work on the avifauna of what is now Indonesia (island Southeast Asia). See also Sitwell, Fine Bird Books (1990), p.139; Nissen IVB 829 and Casey Wood p. 554. Inner top margin of first 30 pages of text has some dark browning that occurred before the work was attractively bound, this is only really noticeable on the first 15 pages; this does not extend into the hand-colored lithographs. A tight and clean copy in very good condition in an attractive binding. Bookseller Inventory # 1896

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Title: De Vogels van Nederlandsch Indie. Les ...

Publisher: Leiden + Amsterdam: E.J. Brill + G.L. Funke, -. First edition.

Publication Date: 1863

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