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Elliot, Daniel Giraud
A MONOGRAPH OF THE TETRONINÆ; OR, FAMILY OF THE GROUSE. NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1864–1865
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
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2060
Elliot, Daniel Giraud
A MONOGRAPH OF THE TETRONINÆ; OR, FAMILY OF THE GROUSE. NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1864–1865
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York

Elliot, Daniel Giraud
A MONOGRAPH OF THE TETRONINÆ; OR, FAMILY OF THE GROUSE. NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1864–1865
Folio (23 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.; 597 x 470 mm). Dedication leaf, list of subscribers, list of plates, 27 handcolored lithographed plates by Bowen & Co., Philadelphia, and C. F. Tholey, inclusing 23 plates after Elliot and 2 after J. Wolf (unnumbered), 2 platesof eggs after W. S. Morgan numbered I and II, original green wrapper for Part First with wood-engraved vignette of grouse mounted and bound in, along with contents portion of wrappers for Part Second, Part Third, and double Part Fourth and Fifth. Half brown morocco, spine gilt in 6 compartments, covers faded and blistered, top edges gilt; some wear.
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Provenance

Frederick DuCane Godman (bookplate)

Literature

Ayer/Zimmer 205; Copenhagen/Anker 128; Fine Bird Books 95; McGill/Wood 331; Nissen SVB 155

Catalogue Note

First edition. Elliot's "delightful, rather primitive character of drawing" (Fine Bird Books) is particularly suited to the grouse, a species "not brilliant in plumage of varies colors" (Preface). The Grouse and Ant-Thrushes (1861–1863) were the only major ornithological folios by Elliot to employ his own illustrations.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York