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Edward Donovan

Published by Arno Press (1978)

ISBN 10: 0405106688 ISBN 13: 9780405106682


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From: Ergodebooks (RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Arno Press, 1978. Unknown Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0405106688

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About this Item: London, Printed for the Author and for F. and C. Rivington, , 1806, 1808, 1804. Gr.-8°; Bd. III: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl. Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. IV: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. V: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; (Tafeln XLIX -CXX; 72 handkolorierte Kupferstiche), HLdr. goldgeprägt (neu aufgebunden mit dem alten Deckel), Lesebändchen, Rundummarmorschnitt, Deckel etwas geschwärzt (Brandspuren?), innen und Tafeln etwas stockfleckig sonst sauber; Ex Libris a. Vorsatz (Admiral THE HONOURABLE Walter Cecil Carpenter (1834 ? 1904), officer of the Royal Navy. Nissen, ZBI 1141; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 51; Bosgoed 792; Dean I, 330. - Neben der Oktavausgabe des Bloch'schen Fischbuches wohl das schönste illustrierte Werk über dieses Thema. Mit überaus sorgfältig kolorierten Kupfern, vielfach gold- bzw. silbergehöht u. mit Eiweißlasur, auf kräftigem Papier. - Jede Tafel ist von einem weißen Deckblatt geschützt. 2400 gr. Schlagworte: Biologie - Fischkunde. Seller Inventory # 59757

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The Natural History of British Fishes, including: DONOVAN, Edward

About this Item: F. C. and J. Rivington, 1802. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. MOST BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF BRITISH FISH. DONOVAN, Edward. The Natural History of British Fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selection of accurately finished coloured plates. Taken entirely from original drawings, purposely made from the specimens in a recent state, and for the most part whilst living. London, F. C. and J. Rivington, 1802-8. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 4 volumes (of 5) bound in 2, 96 illustrations. Some occasional light spotting throughout Vols 1 and 2; plate 30 browned, not affecting the image. Bound in half calf and marbled paper over boards. Gilt spine in 6 compartments. Compartment at foot with emblem of a rampant lion holding a globe between its paws. Red and green morocco labels with author, title and volume number. Red sprinkled fore-edges. The paint is laid on so thickly that it is frequently impossible to see the engraved lines underneath. The already rich colouring is heightened by the addition of burnished highlights, albumen overglazes and metallic paints to give an overall effect reminiscent of the work of a miniaturist. Surprisingly, these techniques were often combined to produce a very pleasing and delicate effect: the multiple ruses of the colourist triumph over the draughtsman s numerous failures. Donovan overreached himself and died penniless. (Dance, Art of natural History p. 87). Edward Donovan (1768-1837) was a naturalist and the author of a number of important works in the field, which stand out for their superior quality. He was a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society. Nissen No. 1141; Dean I, 330. Seller Inventory # ABE-1538048006850

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About this Item: F. And C. Rivington, Bye and Law, London, 1802. Full Morocco. Condition: Very Good. Donovan, E. (illustrator). First Edition. Book. 8vo - over 7¾. 5 volumes, 120 handcolored plates, each 10 by 6 inches, all of brilliant luster yielded by the metallic paint availed. Bound in lush green full modern morocco. Ex-lib, with very light stamp of Mercantile Library of New York on plates, not affecting illustration per se but sometimes close to picture of fish. Also slightly larger stamp on title page and here and there on description or text pages. Some scattered soilage throughout in addition, but never to a disconcerting level. Pages are quite age toned. Volume One has a few small tape repairs to preliminary pages. All volumes are tight. Seller Inventory # 001181

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The Natural History of British Fishes, Including: Donovan, E. [Edward]

About this Item: Printed for the Author and for F. C. and J. Rivington 1802-1808, London, 1802. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Half gilt-ruled red morocco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering and ornament in spine compartments (5 raised bands), t.e.g.; complete set of 5 volumes, 8vo (240x150mm); with 120 hand-colored engraved plates (watermarked 1805). Some very light scuffing along joints and edges of boards. Ex-library, with blindstamps on titles and a few text leaves, a few withdrawal inkstamps. Otherwise, just a little light toning to a few plates -- overall, internally bright and clean, and colors remain true. Plates are striking. Seller Inventory # D12060

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