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Harris, William Cornwallis
PORTRAITS OF THE GAME AND WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. LONDON: PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETOR BY WILLIAM PICKERING [AND OTHERS], 1840[-1842]
Estimate
10,00015,000
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70
Harris, William Cornwallis
PORTRAITS OF THE GAME AND WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. LONDON: PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETOR BY WILLIAM PICKERING [AND OTHERS], 1840[-1842]
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Harris, William Cornwallis
PORTRAITS OF THE GAME AND WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. LONDON: PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETOR BY WILLIAM PICKERING [AND OTHERS], 1840[-1842]
Folio (21 1/2 x 14 1/2 ins.; 543 x 362 mm).  Lithographic additional title with hand-coloured vignette, 30 hand-colored plates by Frank Howard after Harris, 30 wood-engraved illustrations, the often lacking subscribers list present;  some faint offsetting from plates. Contemporary half-morocco and pebbled cloth; spine ends rubbed, corners handsomely renewed.
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Literature

Mendelssohn I, p.688; Tooley 247; Abbey, Travel 355; Nissen ZBI 1843; Schwerdt I, p.231

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER ISSUE. "One of the most important and valuable of the large folio works on South African fauna ... In addition to the beautiful coloured engravings which render the work almost the most highly prized of the books relating to South African animals, every plate is accompanied by an exhaustive chapter on the characteristics of the animal represented'' (Mendelssohn). This is the first issue, with both titles dated 1840. Scarce in this condition.

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