Lot 22
  • 22

Knip, Antoinette Pauline Jacqueline, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck

4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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  • Les Pigeons. Paris: chez Mme Knip, Garnery, de l’imprimerie de Mame, [1808-]1811
FIRST EDITION, folio (510 x 335mm.), 87 etched plates, partly printed in colour and finished by hand after Knip, by César Macret Contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt, crowned Napoleonic eagle in centre of sides, gilt edges, [Anker 261; Fine Bird Books 86; Nissen IVB 511; Ronsil 2890; Zimmer 356], some plates slightly trimmed affecting artists’ names or numbers, 2 plates split along plate-marks at foot, a few plates with tears in margins, some spotting, rather heavy in places, one plate badly stained, lower margins dampstained at end, binding rebacked and with some wear


S. Nicholson, bookplate; H. Bradley Martin, bookplate, sale in our New York rooms, 7 June 1989, lot 128

Catalogue Note

THE BRADLEY MARTIN COPY. Without the very rare second volume published in 1838-1843. This first volume was issued in fifteen livraisons with text by Temminck. It was originally to be entitled Histoire naturelle général des pigeons, but Madame Knip appropriated the publication from Temminck at the ninth livraison and issued a new title. Only twelve copies of the work were approved by Temminck and these all bore the original title. A second edition of the first volume was issued, with alterations, on the publication of the second volume.