Facsimile of the 1938 edition. 4to, xviii, 251pp. Frontispiece and 13 plates. Original green cloth, no dustwrapper. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown, else the book is in very good condition.
New. Brand new. We distribute directly for the publisher. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Folio [9 X 12 inches]. xviii, 251 p. col. front., 1 illus., xii pl. Copenhagen, Levin & Munksgaard, 1938. New Copy. A standard bibliography that describes in detail 548 of the most important ornithology books containing color plates. Anker provides full collation, plate count and useful annotations. Ships daily.
4to. cloth. xviii, 251 pages. Reprint of the very scarce first edition of 1938 published by Levin & Munksgaard of Copenhagen. 548 entries with lengthy descriptions of each. (Besterman 4367). Front cover has some white spots on it and soiling of front free endpaper.
Ornithology. 4to. cloth. xviii, 251 pages. Reprint of the very scarce first edition of 1938 published by Levin & Munksgaard of Copenhagen (Besterman 4367). 548 entries with lengthy descriptions of each.
"Reprint edition limited to 300 copies (originally published Copenhagen, 1938); 4to, pp. xviii, 251; frontispiece, 12 plates, and 1 illustration in the text, all in b&w; a fine copy in the original maroon cloth, stamped in gilt and black on spine. The catalogue, bibliographically detailed and extensively annotated, is preceded by an essay summarizing the history of bird pictures, from preliterate times to the early 20th century."
Endpapers a little browned, otherwise Very Good. Cloth, 4to, 31 cm, xviii, 251 pp, 12 black-and-white plates. 918 entries. An attractive large-format reprint in green cloth with gilt titles. Part I (pp 1-88) outlines the history of descriptive ornithology and bird illustration in seven chapters: 1 Pictures and records of birds up to the invention of printing and the development of the woodcut. 2 The art of printing. Woodcuts and engravings. Belon and the encyclopedists. 3 The progress of engraving. The first works containing ornithological plates. Information about fauna given in descriptions of countries and in travel hooks up to the last quarter of the 17th century 4. Willughby and John Ray. The first works in which plates are prominent. Works on fauna and journeys up to the last third of the 18th century. 5 Progress in descriptive ornithology, systematics and nomenclature. Linnaeus. Brisson 6 Buffon and the 'Planches enluminees'. The ornithological literature in the last third of the 18th century. 7 A brief survey of the literature and iconography of descriptive ornithology in the 19th and 20th centuries. Part II is an excellent detailed bibliographical catalogue of books containing plates of birds and their eggs from the University Lihrary at Copenhagen; the collection is a rich one with many fine copperplate volumes from the Classen collection at its core. Some 548 works are fully described, and annotated, often extensively. A further 369 works are listed with brief publication details in the bibliography. There is an index of names and a geographical index.
Illustrated. Good plus or better, light general wear. Quarto, Rebound in blue library buckram, label laid in at half-title. Pages lightly browned. This oversize book may require extra shipping for priority and international orders.
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