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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir, and Christopher Webb Smith
ORIENTAL ORNITHOLOGY. [PATNA:] BEHAR LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, 1829
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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir, and Christopher Webb Smith
ORIENTAL ORNITHOLOGY. [PATNA:] BEHAR LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, 1829
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir, and Christopher Webb Smith
ORIENTAL ORNITHOLOGY. [PATNA:] BEHAR LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, 1829
Oblong folio (11 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.; 298 x 465 mm). Mounted lithographed title and 12 mounted lithographed plates after D'Oyly and Smith by the Behar Lithographic Press, all on india paper mounted to album leaves, the ornithological subjects handcolored and the backgrounds uncolored, the plates with contemporary manuscript captions; text lacking as usual, some marginal foxing largely confined to the mounts and marginal worming exclusively confined to the mounts. Publisher's gray wrappers, front cover with mounted lithographed label: "No. 2 of the Oriental Ornithology, containing 12 subjects"; spine repaired, extremities chipped and torn with loss, foxed.
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Literature

Abbey, Travel 453; Fine Bird Books 143; McGill/Wood 570; Nissen, IVB 881

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, WITH VERY FINE COLORING, LIKELY BY CHRISTOPER WEBB SMITH, who drew the birds, while D'Oyly provided the landscape and still-life backgrounds. "D'Oyly's landscapes are well drawn and have atmosphere, and the work is a most creditable production of this amateur press" (Abbey). The "No. 2" on the wrapper refers not to an earlier series of plates with the title Oriental Ornithology, but to D'Oyly and Smith's collaboration of the previous year, The Feathered Game of Hindostan

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