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A monograph of the phasianidae or family: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud.

ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud.

Published by New York published for the Author -1872 (1870)

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About this Item: New York published for the Author -1872, 1870. First edition. 2 volumes, large folio (ca. 62 x 50 cm). 2pp. subscriber's list , 79 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates (including 1 folding plate of feathers) after Joseph Wolf by Joseph Smit (58) or John Gerrard Keulemans (21), printed by M. & N. Hanhart and P.W.M. Trap, coloured by J.D. White, 2 tinted lithographic plates by and after Smit, on India paper mounted. Contemporary full burgundy morocco gilt, covers with elaborate gilt border composed from fillets and decorative rolls, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands, gilt turn-ins; a bit rubbed, rebacked retaining original spines. One of the most splendid of Elliot's great monographs, and a rare American contribution to this impressive class of books. Issued in 6 parts between June 1870 and October 1872, A Monograph of the Phasianidae is described by Sitwell as "the equal in every way to any work by Gould". The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." He generously dedicated the work "To my friend Joseph Wolf", calling his "unrivalled talent . its chief attraction." Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; T. Keulemans & J. Coldewey Feathers to brush. John Gerrard Keulemans 1982, p.61; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206. Seller Inventory # 92716

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ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915).

Published by New York: Published by the Author, [1870]-1872. (1872)

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About this Item: New York: Published by the Author, [1870]-1872., 1872. 2 volumes. Folio (23 2/8 x 18 4/8 inches). Subscribers list. 79 fine hand-colored lithographic plates, including one folding, after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit and J. G. Keulemans, printed by M. and N. Hanhart and P. W. M. Trap, colored by J. D. White, and 2 uncolored plates of generic characters by and after Smit. Modern half blue morocco gilt extra, six original pictorial front wrappers bound in at the end of volume one. First edition, issued in 6 parts between June 1870 and October 1872. Containing spectacular images of Peacocks and Pheasants, it was not just the "extreme attractiveness of the birds composing the family" (Elliot "Preface"), but "of all the families composing the Ornithological System, no one is so important to the human race. containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world" (Elliot "Introduction"). Ayer/Zimmer, p.206; Copenhagen/Anker 130; Fine Bird Books, p.74; McGill/Wood, p.331; Nissen IVB 295. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 002073

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