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Schlegel, Hermann
DE TOERAKO'S AFGEBEELD EN BESCHREVEN. AMSTERDAM: KONINKLIJK ZOOLOGISCH GENOOTSCHAP NATURA ARTIS MAGISTRA, 1860
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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Schlegel, Hermann
DE TOERAKO'S AFGEBEELD EN BESCHREVEN. AMSTERDAM: KONINKLIJK ZOOLOGISCH GENOOTSCHAP NATURA ARTIS MAGISTRA, 1860
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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Schlegel, Hermann
DE TOERAKO'S AFGEBEELD EN BESCHREVEN. AMSTERDAM: KONINKLIJK ZOOLOGISCH GENOOTSCHAP NATURA ARTIS MAGISTRA, 1860
FIRST EDITION, large folio, (698 x 520mm.), dedication, 17 lithographed PLATES IN TWO STATES, PLAIN AND COLOURED BY HAND, slightly later green half morocco gilt, original upper wrapper bound in, minor spotting to plain plates
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Literature

Anker 444; Fine Bird Books, p.105; Nissen IVB 840; Zimmer, p.555

Catalogue Note

PROBABLY THE FINEST DUTCH LARGE COLOUR-PLATE BOOK ON BIRDS. "An account of the Touracos (fam. Musophagidae). The general text, in Dutch, contains a description of each species with distribution, synonymy and other notes. The synopsis contains Latin diagnoses of the species. The plates are excellent and suggest the work of Wolf" (Zimmer).

"The essential part of the work consists of the beautiful plates, executed in lithography coloured by hand from drawings by Schlegel, made from nature and as far as possible from life. The birds are figured in life-size, which accounts for the large format" (Anker).

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