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Storer, Robert W.

Published by The Condor (1969)

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About this Item: The Condor, 1969. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 1969; white paperback pamphlet with stapled binding; minor edge wear; minor wrinkling on cover; Interior clean and unmarked; 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" Tall; 25 pages. Seller Inventory # SKU1079044

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Fournier, M. A. and Hines, J. E.

Published by Canadian Wildlife Service,

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About this Item: Canadian Wildlife Service, 1999, Occasional Paper, Number 99 : 32 pages with illustrations. Softbound, very good condition. Original publication, not a modern reprint. PaleoPublications - Promoting Learning and Knowledge! Items usually ship within 48 hours. Seller Inventory # 117050

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Published by Graphik (1830)

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About this Item: Graphik, 1830. (KN 29093) "Le Grebe cornu / Le Castagneux" original Lithographie von ca.1830 Blattmasse ca.14 x23cm gut erhalten Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Sprache: Deutsch. Seller Inventory # 73949

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Fournier, Michael A. and James E. Hines

Published by Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa, Ontario (1999)

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About this Item: Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa, Ontario, 1999. 32 pages; study carried out near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; softcover; fine condition. (U.S. orders will be shipped from Vermont) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 013617

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Published by Thomas Tegg & Son, London (1837)

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About this Item: Thomas Tegg & Son, London, 1837. Disbound. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Single sheet, 5.5 x 9 inches. Item Type: Art, Prints & Posters. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Prints; Hand Coloured Prints; Inventory No: 250438. Seller Inventory # 250438

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Ulfvens, Johan:

Published by Helsinki / Helsingfors, (1988)

ISBN 10: 9519481281 ISBN 13: 9789519481289

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About this Item: Helsinki / Helsingfors, 1988. 75, (5) S. Orig.-Broschur (= Acta Zoologica Fennica No. 183). - Sehr guter Zustand innen und außen. Seller Inventory # 058626

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About this Item: Helsinki, 1988. M. 15 Tab. u. 35 Abb. 75 S. (Acta Zool. Fennica 183). Sprache: Englisch 0 gr. Seller Inventory # 101408

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About this Item: Our extensive inventory of more than 45,000 items is currently being loaded onto AbeBooks. Click on "Ask Bookseller a Question" and "SEND" to receive details and images of this item. Seller Inventory # 10224

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Warren, B.H.]

Published by [Edwin K. Meyers], [Harrisburg] (1890)

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About this Item: [Edwin K. Meyers], [Harrisburg], 1890. Condition: Good. Color lithographic print. Octavo. Toning to the margins, chipping to the bottom edge, else very good. Removed from B.H. Warren's Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania, circa 1890 (Plate number 2). Laid-in loose in a custom mat frame. Seller Inventory # 367850

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About this Item: Our extensive inventory of more than 45,000 items is currently being loaded onto AbeBooks. Click on "Ask Bookseller a Question" and "SEND" to receive details and images of this item. Seller Inventory # 2282

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John James Audubon

Published by New York (1855)

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About this Item: New York, 1855. Condition: Fine. This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's "Birds of America". The lithograph available is from the rare 2nd edition published in 1855 and printed by J. T. Bowen in New York by V. G. Audubon and Roe Lockwood & Son. They are on heavy stock paper with printed backgrounds that are commonly associated with 2nd edition, however the 2nd editions were noted to be first published in 1856. These are possibly a proof run for the 1856 release and the hand-coloring is more prevalant than 2nd edition lithographs we've seen before. --- Prints from "Birds of America" are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. "Birds of America" is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible. --- The work is excellent condition overall with wonderful color. Minor imperfections can be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. Seller Inventory # audubon1855-481

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About this Item: Plate : '1. Le Grebe Cornu - 2. Le Grebe esclavon.' (1. Crested Grebe - 2. Horned Grebe). Steel engraving on vellin type paper. Original old hand colouring. Description: This delicate handcoloured engraving originates from: 'Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, suivies de la classification comparee de Cuvier, Lesson etc. Nouvelle Edition revue par M. Richard, professeur a la faculte de medicine de Paris.' Published in Paris by Pourrat Freres, 1837.Artists and Engravers: Author: Georges-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon (September 7, 1707 - April 16, 1788). French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Buffon's views influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin. This handcoloured engraving is by Fournier after Edouard Travies (1809-c1868). The minute precision of Edouard Travies' work places him with the best of France's scientific artists; his bird drawings are considered to be some of the finest ever produced. Condition: Good; General age related toning; Light staining and / or foxing. Storage location: C126-43 The overall size is ca. 6.1 x 9.4 inch. The image size is ca. 3.3 x 6.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 15.5 x 24 cm. The image size is ca. 8.5 x 16 cm. Seller Inventory # 23848

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About this Item: Plate : 'Podiceps auritus Lin.' (Horned Grebe, male). Original chromolithograph on a vellin type paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Svenska Foglar Efter Naturen Och Pa Stenritade' by Magnus von Wright, published in 1917-1929, printed by A. Bortzells, Stockholm. (The first edition appeared between 1828 and 1837). The lithography on these plates is exquiste and very difficult to distinguish from hand-painting. Artists and Engravers: Magnus von Wright (1805 - 68) was the first taxidermist working with the vertebrate collections of Helsinki University. Starting out as a taxidermist in the 1820's, he stuffed birds for Societas pro Flora et Fauna Fennica, the oldest scientific society in Finland, and in 1845, became taxidermist at the university's zoological museum. Von Wright made several study journeys to Stockholm and St. Petersburg, and even wrote a short manual on how mount birds. Though a skilful taxidermist, his reputation, like that of his two brothers, Wilhelm and Ferdinand, rests on his skill as a zoological illustrator. In 1859 he published the first handbook on Finnish birds. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-A126-25 The overall size is ca. 10.8 x 14.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.3 x 8.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 27.5 x 37.5 cm. The image size is ca. 13.5 x 22.5 cm. Seller Inventory # 40166

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About this Item: Plate : 'Podiceps auritus Lin.' (Horned Grebe, young). Original chromolithograph on a vellin type paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Svenska Foglar Efter Naturen Och Pa Stenritade' by Magnus von Wright, published in 1917-1929, printed by A. Bortzells, Stockholm. (The first edition appeared between 1828 and 1837). The lithography on these plates is exquiste and very difficult to distinguish from hand-painting. Artists and Engravers: Magnus von Wright (1805 - 68) was the first taxidermist working with the vertebrate collections of Helsinki University. Starting out as a taxidermist in the 1820's, he stuffed birds for Societas pro Flora et Fauna Fennica, the oldest scientific society in Finland, and in 1845, became taxidermist at the university's zoological museum. Von Wright made several study journeys to Stockholm and St. Petersburg, and even wrote a short manual on how mount birds. Though a skilful taxidermist, his reputation, like that of his two brothers, Wilhelm and Ferdinand, rests on his skill as a zoological illustrator. In 1859 he published the first handbook on Finnish birds. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-A126-26 The overall size is ca. 10.8 x 14.8 inch. The image size is ca. 6.3 x 9.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 27.5 x 37.5 cm. The image size is ca. 16 x 24 cm. Seller Inventory # 40167

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About this Item: Band XII - Plate 8: Colymbus cristatus L., Grosser Lappentaucher. 1 Weibchen im Winterkleide. Colymbus fluviatilis Tunst., Kleiner Lappentaucher. 2 Mannchen im Winterkleide. Colymbus griseigena Bodd., Rothalsiger Lappentaucher. 3 Mannchen im Winterkleide. Colymbus nigricollis (Brehm). Schwarzhalsiger Lappentaucher. 4 Mannchen im Winterkleide. Colymbus auritus L., Gehornter Lappentaucher, Mannchen im Winterkleide. (Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Red-Necked Grebe, Black-Necked Grebe and Horned Grebe). Chromolithograph on a vellin type paper. Description: This original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Naturgeschichte der Vogel Mitteleuropas". This extensive and sought after work which was published between 1896 and 1905 contains over 400 beautiful bird-plates which have become rather hard to find nowadays.Artists and Engravers: Johann Friedrich Naumann (1780 - 1857) was a German scientist and editor. Naumann is regarded as the founder of scientific ornithology in Europe. The plates which show birds in their natural setting are by such artists as Keulemans, Kleinschmidt, Geisler, Von Riesenthal, De Maes and Goering. Condition: Excellent given age. General age related toning. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-A112-09 The overall size is ca. 15 x 11 inch. The image size is ca. 13 x 9.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 38 x 28 cm. The image size is ca. 33 x 24 cm. Seller Inventory # 34214

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About this Item: Band XII - Plate 10: Colymbus auritus L., Gehornter Lappentaucher. 1 altes Mannchen im Fruhling, 2 altes Weibchen im Fruhling, 3 junges Weibchen, 4 Nestkleid. (Horned Grebe). Chromolithograph on a vellin type paper. Description: This original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Naturgeschichte der Vogel Mitteleuropas". This extensive and sought after work which was published between 1896 and 1905 contains over 400 beautiful bird-plates which have become rather hard to find nowadays.Artists and Engravers: Johann Friedrich Naumann (1780 - 1857) was a German scientist and editor. Naumann is regarded as the founder of scientific ornithology in Europe. The plates which show birds in their natural setting are by such artists as Keulemans, Kleinschmidt, Geisler, Von Riesenthal, De Maes and Goering. Condition: Excellent given age. General age related toning. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-A112-11 The overall size is ca. 14.6 x 11 inch. The image size is ca. 13 x 9.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 37 x 28 cm. The image size is ca. 33 x 25 cm. Seller Inventory # 34216

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John James Audubon

Published by New York (1971)

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About this Item: New York, 1971. Condition: Fine. This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubons The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. This particular lithograph is from set #59 an uncut, unbound edition.The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark.Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition. This particular lithograph is from a bound edition, # 153 of 250. Size: ~ 26" by 39 1/2". Book. Seller Inventory # audubonam259

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John James Audubon

Published by New York (1840)

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About this Item: New York, 1840. Condition: Fine. This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of "Birds of America" published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. --- Prints from "Birds of America" are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. --- John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. "Birds of America" is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible. --- The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections or occasional fox marks to be expected with age. Some of the plates in the work have extremely light text offset as well. Please review the image below carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. Seller Inventory # audubonfirst481

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AUDUBON, John James

Published by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia

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About this Item: J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia. unbound. Condition: very good. Octavo bird print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 6.5" x 10" First Royal Octavo edition, circa 1842. Minor aging along bottom right. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints. Seller Inventory # 210851

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Horned Grebe. From "The Birds of America": AUDUBON, John James

AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851)

Published by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Amsterdam and New York (1971)

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About this Item: Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Amsterdam and New York, 1971. Colour-printed lithograph, on fine hand-made paper. Excellent condition. In October 1971, employing the most faithful printing method available, the best materials and the ablest craftsmen of their age, the Amsterdam firm of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., in conjunction with the Johnson Reprint Corporation of New York, set out to produce the finest possible limited edition facsimile of the greatest bird book ever printed: the Havell edition of John James Audubon's well-loved "Birds of America". The Curators of the Teyler's Museum in Haarlem, Holland made their copy of the original work available for use as a model. The Museum, founded in 1778, bought their copy through Audubon's son as part of the original subscription in 1839. After long deliberation, the extremely complex but highly accurate process of colour photo-lithography was chosen as the appropriate printing method. The best exponents of this art were the renowned Dutch printing firm of NV Fotolitho Inrichting Drommel at Zandvoort who were willing to undertake the task of printing each plate in up to eight different colours. The original Havell edition was published on hand-made rag paper and the publishers were determined that the paper of their edition should match the original. Unhappy with the commercially available papers, they turned to the traditional paper manufacturers G. Schut & Zonen (founded in 1625), who, using 100% unbleached cotton rags, were able to produce a wove paper of the highest quality, with each sheet bearing a watermark unique to the edition: G. Schut & Zonen [JR monogram] Audubon [OT monogram]. The publishers and their dedicated team completed their task late in 1972 and the results of these labours were affectionately known as the "Amsterdam Audubon." 250 copies were published and sold by subscription, with the plates available bound or unbound. Given all this careful preparation, it is not surprising that the prints have the look and feel of the original Havell edition. John James Audubon was born in Les Cayes, Haiti on 26 April 1785. From 1788 to 1803 he lived in France until he was sent to the United States to manage an estate that his father had bought in Pennsylvania. He returned to France in 1805, but his fascination with the United States had taken root and he returned again in May 1806. He married Lucy Bakewell in 1808 and together they embarked on a difficult period financially that was only to be resolved, through Audubon's unshakable and justified belief in his own abilities, with the publication of his masterpiece in 1827-1838. "The Birds of America" is the single greatest ornithological work ever produced and is the realization of Audubon's dream of traveling throughout the United States recording, natural size, every native bird then known. The 435 double-elephant folio sized plates, printed by the Havells of London, depict some 1,065 different species, the majority drawn from specimens that Audubon himself had captured. The Havell edition was expensive at the time of publication and this has not changed. Possibly the last complete copy which will ever appear on the market sold for a staggering $8,802,500 in a sale in New York in March 2000. Currently, the increasingly rare individual plates from this edition, when they do appear, generally sell for between $5,000 and $175,000 depending on the image. The quality of the Amsterdam Audubon plates is apparent to any discerning collector and it is becoming ever clearer that they offer the most attractive alternative to the Havell edition plates, given the latter's spiraling prices. Cf. Zimmer, p. 22; cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Fries, Appendix A; cf. Wood, p. 208; cf. Nissen IVB 51; cf. Sabin 2364; cf. Ripley 13; cf. Tyler, Audubon's Great National Work , 1993, Appendix I. Seller Inventory # 7643

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John James Audubon

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About this Item: 0. No Binding. Condition: Pelase Contact Seller. 1st Edition. Hand-colored lithograph by J.T. Bowen after John James Audubon. From the First Octavo edition of the Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. New York and Philadelphia: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1839-44. Paper dimensions: 10 x 6 ½ inches. A tireless entrepreneur, John James Audubon devoted himself to an unprecedented project, becoming the first to attempt the seemingly insurmountable task of documenting all the bird life of North America. This venture grew out of a genuine and passionate interest in his subjects, and Audubon determined not only to complete a project that no one else had undertaken, but to approach it in an entirely innovative manner. His style and his persona were much like the notion of America itself: ambitious, animated and larger than life. The artist's tireless efforts and remarkable talent culminated in the publication in London of his 435-plate Birds of America (1827-1838), undoubtedly the greatest work on birds ever produced. The celebration of this quintessentially American work, and the enterprising, talented artist who created it, has grown steadily since the time of its publication. Even before the double elephant folio edition had been completed, Audubon was planning the octavo edition in order to make his magnificent Birds of America available to a wider spectrum of people. In the introduction to the first part of his reduced format edition, Audubon wrote that he had "been frequently asked, for several years past, by numerous friends of science, both in America and Europe, to present to them and to the public a work on the Ornithology of our country, similar to my large work, but of such dimensions, and at such price, as would enable every student or lover of nature to place it in his Library." All of the birds from Audubon's original folio aquatints were reduced by camera lucida for lithography by the artist's son John Woodhouse, and new species were added. The octavo edition was expanded to 500 plates, and included the text of Audubon's "Ornithological Biography." Because it incorporates Audubon's text and several new plates, this edition is also considered the first complete edition of Audubon's Birds of America, as well as the first American edition. It was beautifully printed and colored by John Bowen of Philadelphia (with the exception of Pl.136 - Pl.150 adeptly executed by Endicott in New York), one of the finest American lithographers of his day, and issued in 100 serial parts over a five-year span. Audubon's "little work," as he called it, was a great success, attracting nearly 1,200 subscribers and becoming the format through which Audubon's ornithology was most widely disseminated in the nineteenth century. This was prepared by Emily Nhaissi for Arader Galleries. I guarantee its accuracy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Print. Seller Inventory # EN1200

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Audubon, John James

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About this Item: 0. No Binding. Condition: Good. Hand-colored lithograph by J.T. Bowen after John James Audubon. From the First Octavo edition of the Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. New York and Philadelphia: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1839-44. Paper dimensions: 10 x 6 ½ inches. A tireless entrepreneur, John James Audubon devoted himself to an unprecedented project, becoming the first to attempt the seemingly insurmountable task of documenting all the bird life of North America. This venture grew out of a genuine and passionate interest in his subjects, and Audubon determined not only to complete a project that no one else had undertaken, but to approach it in an entirely innovative manner. His style and his persona were much like the notion of America itself: ambitious, animated, larger than life. The artist's tireless efforts and remarkable talent culminated in the publication in London of his 435-plate Birds of America (1827-1838), undoubtedly the greatest work on birds ever produced. The celebration of this quintessentially American work, and the enterprising, talented artist who created it, has grown steadily since the time of its publication. Even before the double elephant folio edition had been completed, Audubon was planning the octavo edition in order to make his magnificent Birds of America available to a wider spectrum of people. In the introduction to the first part of his reduced format edition, Audubon wrote that he had "been frequently asked, for several years past, by numerous friends of science, both in America and Europe, to present to them and to the public a work on the Ornithology of our country, similar to my large work, but of such dimensions, and at such price, as would enable every student or lover of nature to place it in his Library." All of the birds from Audubon's original folio aquatints were reduced by camera lucida for lithography by the artist's son John Woodhouse, and new species were added. The octavo edition was expanded to 500 plates, and included the text of Audubon's "Ornithological Biography." Because it incorporates Audubon's text and several new plates, this edition is also considered the first complete edition of Audubon's Birds of America, as well as the first American edition. It was beautifully printed and colored by John Bowen of Philadelphia (with the exception of Pl.136 - Pl.150 adeptly executed by Endicott in New York), one of the finest American lithographers of his day, and issued in 100 serial parts over a five-year span. Audubon's "little work," as he called it, was a great success, attracting nearly 1,200 subscribers and becoming the format through which Audubon's ornithology was most widely disseminated in the nineteenth century. Book. Seller Inventory # 060482e

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John Gould

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. John Gould (1804-1881). A selection from Birds of Europe, published in London 1832-1837, printed by C. Hullmandel. Lithograph with original hand-coloring measuring 14 ½” x 21 ½”. Condition: Very good, some very minor age spots. John Gould was without question the most prolific natural history artist of the nineteenth century. He worked during a period of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalogue exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Drawing on these abilities, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. The preparatory drawings that he produced were passed on for completion to skilled illustrators, most notably his wife, Elizabeth, and Edward Lear. The plates which resulted from such partnerships were a splendid fusion of art and science, with a scope that remains unsurpassed. Stunning and at the same time highly accurate, Gould's illustrations linked beauty to science, and science to beauty, in and an unprecedented manner. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. Gould planned the Birds of Europe in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. In his preface he stated his mission: “the Birds of Europe, in which we are, or ought to be, most interested, have not received that degree of attention which they naturally demand. The present work has been undertaken to supply that deficiency.” Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species. Rich, vibrant color is an important attribute of the best 19th Century prints. Many prints by John Gould found on the market today have modern color that affects both the appearance and the value of these great works. John Gould died in 1881 still actively illustrating and producing fine bird books. His stock of unsold copies, unbound text and plates in various states, lithographic stones, drawings and paintings, amounted to nearly three tons. Many of the uncolored pulls from his monumental "Birds of Europe" have been re-colored in the last thirty years, and these are often found on the market. Fortunately, the difference between original and modern color can be discerned by looking carefully at the print. When modern color is applied to 180 year old paper, the application is inconsistent; the cellulose of the aged paper has begun to breakdown and can no longer evenly absorb the watercolors, resulting in a splotchy uneven appearance All of the Gould bird prints in Arader Galleries' inventory have exquisite original color. The vastly superior quality of original color can be clearly differentiated from new color by its smooth and even appearance. The inks have noticeably deeper, richer tones. The difference can also be seen in the lovely surface "sheen" that results from the application of gum arabic when the lithograph was first pulled. The hand coloring of engravings and lithographs reached its zenith in the 19th Century. Works that still display their original color are more rewarding to view, and will better hold their value in the years to come. Seller Inventory # g00507f

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