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Sale: 482 / Rare Books, May 27. 2019 in Hamburg Lot 465

 
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John Latham
A general synopsis of birds. 10 Bände. London, B. White (später Leigh & Sotheby) 1781-1801.

Schönes und vollständiges Exemplar des großangelegten Überblicks über das ornithologische Wissen der Zeit. Prachtvoll illustriert mit kolorierten Kupfertafeln.

Erste Ausgabe. "A practical and very useful survey .. Latham described several hundred birds for the first time and named nearly two hundred new forms" (Anker). Insgesamt werden ca. 3000 Vögel beschrieben, davon über 500 neuentdeckte Arten (viele aus Australien).

EINBAND: Zeitgenössische marmorierte Kalblederbände mit stilgerecht erneuertem goldgeprägtem Rücken und 2 roten Rückenschildern. 26 : 20 cm. 3 Bände, 2 Supplement- und 2 Indexbände in zus. 10 Bänden. - ILLUSTRATION: Mit 8 gestochenen Titeln mit altkolorierter Vignette und 142 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln von J. Latham. - ZUSTAND: Tlw. etw. gebräunt und stockfleckig. Vorsätze erneuert, Einbandecken tls. bestoßen. Schönes und breitrandiges Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden. - PROVENIENZ: Titel verso und letztes Bl. jew. mit altem Stempel des British Museum sowie dessen Dublettenstempel.

LITERATUR: Nissen, Vogelb. 532. - Anker 277 und S. 34f. - Zimmer 371. - Freeman 2175. - Mullens/Swann S. 340f. - Wood S. 427.

First edition. A fine and decoratively bound set of Latham's ornithological survey. Describes many new species, many of them from Australia. 10 vols. Complete copy with 8 engr. titles and 142 colored engr. plates. Contemp. marbled half calf with renewed gilt spine in contemp. style. - Partly some foxing and browning, endpapers renewed, corners of binding partly bumped, in general well-preserved copy with wide margins. Provenance: British Museum (old stamp and duplicate stamp on title verso and last leaf).

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John L. Latham
General Synopsis of birds. 10 Bände, 1781-1801.
Estimate: € 4,500 / $ 5,085
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