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SCLATER, Philip Lutley (1829-1913) A Monograph of the Jacama...

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SCLATER, Philip Lutley (1829-1913). A Monograph of the Jacamars and Puff-Birds, or Families Galbulidae and Bucconidae . London: published for the author by R. H. Porter and Dulau and Co. [printed by Taylor and Francis], [1879-1882].
SCLATER, Philip Lutley (1829-1913). A Monograph of the Jacamars and Puff-Birds, or Families Galbulidae and Bucconidae . London: published for the author by R. H. Porter and Dulau and Co. [printed by Taylor and Francis], [1879-1882]. Bound from the 7 original parts, 4to (315 x 257 mm). 55 hand-colored lithographic plates by and after J. G. Keulemans, printed by Hanhart, wood-engraved title vignette and anatomical figures. (Some occasional pale foxing to text, the plates generally clean and fresh, colors bright.) 19th-century red half morocco, pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, 7 original front wrappers and two lists of subscribers bound in at end, top edges gilt (some light soiling to boards). FIRST EDITION of Sclater’s extension of his earlier work on the two groups separately published in 1852 (Jacamars) and 1856 (Puff-birds). Founder and longtime editor of Ibis , Sclater’s credentials in the field of ornithology were second to none. He was secretary of London’s Zoological Society for 42 years, and identified the main zoogeographic regions of the world. His collection of over 9,000 birds was transferred to the British Museum in 1886. Soon after were added the collections of Gould, Salvin and Godman, Hume, and others, making it the largest in the world. Sclater’s complete work on jacamars and puff-birds includes synoptic tables for the determination of genera and species, and a seven-page bibliography. “The special part of the work contains detailed synonymies, descriptions, information about geographical distribution and other facts relating to altogether 62 forms, 60 of which are figured on the beautiful plates” (Anker 451).

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Ornithological Library of Gerald Dorros, MD
Auktionsdatum: 15.06.2017
Adresse: Christie's
New York