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2020-08-12 15:39:05
CHATEAUBRIAND François René de
- Eugène et Victor Penaud frères, Paris 1849 - 1850, In-8 (15,5x24cm), 6 volumes reliés. - Seconde édition parue la même année que l'originale et première édition illustrée, chez le même éditeur. Elle est illustrée de 31 belles figures sur acier dans des encadrement romantiques contenant diverses scènes animées, par R. de Moraine et gravées par Delaunay. Clouzot n'annonce que 30 figures. Les gravures sont sur chine contrecollées sauf pour les portraits sur papier fort. Reliure en demi chagrin noir d'époque. Dos à 4 nerfs orné de roulettes sur les nerfs et de filets. Titre et tomaison dorés. Rousseurs pâles éparses. Certaines gravures teintées par la serpente. Bel ensemble en reliure d'époque. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition parue la même année que l'originale et première édition illustrée, chez le même éditeur. Elle est illustrée de 31 belles figures sur acier dans des encadrement romantiques contenant diverses scènes animées, par R. de Moraine et gravées par Delaunay. Clouzot n'annonce que 30 figures. Les gravures sont sur chine contrecollées sauf pour les portraits sur papier fort. Les faux-titre portent l'intitulé : oeuvres complètes, Les mémoires prenant place en effet dans le projet de publication des oeuvres de Chateaubriand par les frères Penaud, progressivement. Reliure en demi chagrin noir d'époque. Dos à 4 nerfs orné de roulettes sur les nerfs et de filets. Titre et tomaison dorés. Rousseurs pâles éparses. Certaines gravures teintées par la serpente. Bel ensemble en reliure d'époque. Importante édition qui suit l'originale de fort près chez le même édit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [France]
2020-08-12 11:07:04
Parkman, Francis
George R. Putnam, New York, 1849. First edition, first issue of Parkman's classic account of his journey across North America on the Oregon Trail in the scarce original cloth, one of 1,000 copies issued in March 1849 (Howes, 97). Octavo, original cloth stamped in blind, gilt titles in sans-serif font to the spine, tissue guarded tinted lithographic frontispiece and vignette half title by Felix Octavius Carr Darley, with the ad leaf preceding the frontispiece present. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. From the libraries of famed bibliophile Joseph Halle Schaffner with his bookplate to the pastedown and newspaper publisher James Strohn Copley with his bookplate to the interior of the chemise case. Rare. A completely unrestored example with noted provenance. The California and Oregon Trail is the gripping account of young Bostonian's Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness. "Mr. Parkman had all the genuine love of adventure of a frontiersman, the taste for the picturesque and romantic of an artist, and the skill in narration of an accomplished raconteur. It is not too high praise to say that his pictures of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2020-08-10 17:03:13
Flavius Josephus
Samuel Walker. 1849 - Volume I, and Volume II - "THE GENUINE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, THE JEWISH HISORIAN". Both volume's cover are in very good condition. Text body in near fine condition. Edges of text body shine of gold. A beautiful set. Volume I - 572pp Volume II - 541+ pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bear Street Books and Records [syracuse, NY, U.S.A.]
2020-08-10 04:26:01
Rodolphe Topffer
Wilson & Company, 1849. This is a rare, early printing of the first ever comic book, and the first comic book to be published in the United States, "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck" by Rodolphe Topffer. 1849 2nd American printing (the 1st American printing was published in the New York magazine supplement "Brother Jonathan Extra" in 1842); Wilson & Company; New York. With illustrations by Timothy Crayon. Early English translation of the original 1837 edition (titled "Les Amours de Mr. Vieux Bois") published in Switzerland. The book lacks the original covers and end papers and has been custom rebound in contemporary hardcovers - otherwise complete with 80 numbered pages. Rare in any condition. The pages contain one to four captioned cartoon panels (much like modern comics), giving the book the distinction of being considered the first ever comic book, and the the first comic book published in America, and the inspiration for an entire genre of 19th century U.S. graphic novels. Topffer was a Swiss author, cartoonist and caricaturist and is best known for his illustrated books. He is known as the father of comic strips and has been credited as being the "first comics artist in history." Condition: Lacking original covers and end papers - the book has been rebound in contemporary hardcovers with contemporary end papers. Consistent small stains, tears and ink smudges to the pages; page 1 has a name written in old handwriting in pencil at the top edge, the number 3 written in pencil at the bottom-right corner and small tears along the bottom-right corner; a woman's dress on … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: CraigsClassics [Hudson, NH, U.S.A.]
2020-08-10 04:17:02
Rodolphe Topffer
New York: Wilson & Company, 1849. Lacking original covers and end papers - the book has been rebound in contemporary hardcovers with contemporary end papers. Consistent small stains, tears and ink smudges to the pages; page 1 has a name written in old handwriting in pencil at the top edge, the number 3 written in pencil at the bottom-right corner and small tears along the bottom-right corner; a woman's dress on page 2 has been hand-water colored in pink; the first page has separated from the spine 1" at the bottom; 1" tear at the bottom of page 69 near the spine. Clean covers with sharp corners. Tight binding with no loose pages. This is a rare, early printing of the first ever comic book, and the first comic book to be published in the United States, "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck" by Rodolphe Topffer. 1849 2nd American printing (the 1st American printing was published in the New York magazine supplement "Brother Jonathan Extra" in 1842); Wilson & Company; New York. With illustrations by Timothy Crayon. Early English translation of the original 1837 edition (titled "Les Amours de Mr. Vieux Bois") published in Switzerland. The book lacks the original covers and end papers and has been custom rebound in contemporary hardcovers - otherwise complete with 80 numbered pages. Rare in any condition. The pages contain one to four captioned cartoon panels (much like modern comics), giving the book the distinction of being considered the first ever comic book, and the the first comic book published in America, and the inspiration for an entire genre of 19th century U.S. graph … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: newenglandnative [Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States]
2020-08-09 16:34:10
FARADAY, Michael. PRESENTATION COPY.
London from the Philosophical Transactions printed by Richard Taylor. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, Number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON (?) FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], some pages uncut, bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy. See: Hook & Norman, The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, Volume 1, page 279, No. 760. "Virtually all of Faraday's contributions to electricity and magnetism were published in this series of papers in Philosophical Transactions. Faraday presented individual offprints from the series, as well as various collections of offprints, before the publication of the papers in book form". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2020-08-09 07:13:06
Humphreys, Henry Noel
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. First edition. Hardcover. Black leather spine, papier mache boards decorated in blind, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Aeg. Very good. Unpaginated. 19 x 14 cm. Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with six chromolithographed vignettes, four chromolithographed borders, two wood engraved borders with numerous wood engraved initials. The author, a British illustrator, naturalist, entomologist and numismatist took advantage of the Victorian craze for for gift books as well as aquariums, providing practical instruction for creating them at home. This work exemplifies the former, as GORDON N. RAY 233 notes in his Chromolithography section: "'Not content merely to imitate his medieval predecessors, he created fresh designs in their spirit, thus producing the most attractive of chromolithographic books." Chips to back cover lower corner and front cover upper corner. ABBEY LIFE 228. McLEAN. Victorian Book Design, p.104.[Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. [United States]
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2020-08-08 14:38:28
Wood, Wm. Maxwell; Surgeon U. S. Navy
PHILADELPHIA, 1849 Published by CAREY AND HART Binding: HARDBACK RED Size: 5.25X7.25 386 Pages Overall Condition is: FAIR places include: Rio, Land of the Incas, Lima, Temple of the Sun, Balsa, Volcano of Kilouea, Honolulu, United States and Sandwich Islands, California Annexation, Gulf of California; pages age toned, foxing, corners bumped, shelf worn, gilt on spine, previous owners signature on inside of front cover.
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (princetn) [Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States]
2020-08-08 07:06:52
Parkman, Francis, Jr.
New-York, George P. Putnam, 1849. First Edition, First Printing with bluish-purple cloth boards. 12mo. Pagination is as follows: 1 leaf of publisher’s advertisements (1-2pp); extra illustrated title page and frontis; 448pp; 4 leaves of advertisements (3-10pp) inserted after p. 448. Hardcover. Good. Bluish-purple cloth boards with title and author in gilt lettering on spine; defective type on pages 226-227 and 230-231; type is not worn on pages 436-437; housed in modern clamshell box. Boards have light sunning to spine, moderate chipping to head and foot of spine, and moderate soiling; previous owner’s signature on front endpaper (contemporary); light toning and foxing throughout text block. According to James E. Walsh in his essay "The California and Oregon Trail: A Bibliographic Study," there were 3 printings of the first edition made in March and April of 1849. Part of the first printing was issued in salmon wraps, in two parts. The remainder of the first printing was issued in cloth, in three states. This state has bluish-purple cloth boards with 1 leaf of publisher’s advertisements before extra illustrated title page and frontis, and 4 leaves of advertisements inserted after page 448. It should also be noted that the type on pages 436-437 is not worn or battered as is found in the second printing. From Wagner-Camp: "Francis Parkman, one of the giants of nineteenth century American historical writing, is noted for his masterful works on the French in the New World and the colonial history of the Northeast. Yet ironically, he began his literary career west of the Mississi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA [Moab, UT, U.S.A.]
2020-08-07 06:19:55
[Brown, Henry "Box"]
New York: William C. Bryant & Co, 1849. About very good overall.. Rare newspaper account from one of Henry "Box" Brown's first public appearances, the Boston lecture where he received the nickname "Box," just two weeks after he mailed himself to freedom. This complete June 7th, 1849 issue of the NEW YORK WEEKLY EVENING POST contains a dispatch from the Anti-Slavery Society of Boston the previous month's meeting, summarizing the extraordinary escape from bondage of Henry "Box" Brown. It includes a lengthy account of the meeting, which also featured three other people famous for escaping to freedom: Frederick Douglass, William Craft, and Ellen Craft. Brown's method of gaining his freedom, safely reaching the home of a Philadelphia abolitionist by mail, "created such a sensation." While popular depictions of Brown's odyssey were often tinged with humor (as here), his was a dangerous undertaking. He recounted for the Boston audience how his box - which was both nailed and strapped closed, with no air holes and only a small amount of water and biscuits to sustain him - was stood on its (his) head, thrown from a train, and rolled down a hill.Though this issue was printed in early June, 1849, the article's description of Brown's escape just "two weeks since" places the date of the meeting described in May, 1849. At this very event, he received the nickname ("Box") for which he would be popularly known. Brown would go on to have a long public life, befriending Douglass, penning two autobiographies, and frequently lecturing on slavery, abolition, and his own remarkable story - mos … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Type Punch Matrix [United States]
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2020-08-06 06:05:20
Rodolphe Topffer
Wilson & Company, 1849. This is a rare, early printing of the first ever comic book, and the first comic book to be published in the United States, "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck" by Rodolphe Topffer. 1849 2nd American printing (the 1st American printing was published in the New York magazine supplement "Brother Jonathan Extra" in 1842); Wilson & Company; New York. With illustrations by Timothy Crayon. Early English translation of the original 1837 edition (titled "Les Amours de Mr. Vieux Bois") published in Switzerland. The book lacks the original covers and end papers and has been custom rebound in contemporary hardcovers - otherwise complete with 80 numbered pages. Rare in any condition. The pages contain one to four captioned cartoon panels (much like modern comics), giving the book the distinction of being considered the first ever comic book, and the the first comic book published in America, and the inspiration for an entire genre of 19th century U.S. graphic novels. Topffer was a Swiss author, cartoonist and caricaturist and is best known for his illustrated books. He is known as the father of comic strips and has been credited as being the "first comics artist in history." Condition: Lacking original covers and end papers - the book has been rebound in contemporary hardcovers with contemporary end papers. Consistent small stains, tears and ink smudges to the pages; page 1 has a name written in old handwriting in pencil at the top edge, the number 3 written in pencil at the bottom-right corner and small tears along the bottom-right corner; a woman's dress on … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: CraigsClassics [Hudson, NH, U.S.A.]
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2020-08-05 23:03:07
Jeremiah Saddlebags
New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1849. This is a rare publication of the first ever comic book to have originated in the United States - "Journey to the Gold Diggins" by Jeremiah Saddlebags. 1849 1st edition; Stringer & Townsend; New York -- a Cincinnati issue appeared the same year, but precedence has not been definitively established. With illustrations by J.A. & D.F. Read. Similar in design and layout to "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck" by Rodolphe Topffer (which originated in Switzerland and is considered to be the first comic book ever published), "Journey to the Gold Diggins" also has a sequential art narrative where panel follows panel and page follows page; it is considered to be the first known original American-made comic book publication. A "classic spoof of the adventures of the Forty-Niner" (Streeter) and "the best known of the American comic books on the Gold Rush" (Kurutz).The book lacks the original covers and end papers and has been custom rebound in contemporary hardcovers - otherwise complete with 62 numbered pages. Rare in any condition.Condition:Lacking original covers and end papers - the book has been rebound in contemporary hardcovers with contemporary end papers. The title page has a name written in old handwriting at the top-left corner; a strip along the top edge has been torn off. Five pages were found where a portion of an illustration or two have been hand-water colored. The pages have consistent stains, smudges and tears (page 62 has numerous tears along the perimeter and 2 strips of repair tape). The front end paper has a list of 9 names … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: CraigsClassics [United States]
2020-08-05 18:06:05
George Virtue 1849-1887, London. The first 39 years of The Art Journal, all uniformly and handsomely in red half morocco, pebbled cloth boards, gilded title on front boards and gilded lettering on spine. Raised bands. A continuous run of the publication, which was the leading British review of goings-on in the art and decorative arts world of the day, and remains an invaluable source about countless topics relating to these areas. 4to. 33 by 26 cm. Condition: there can be scuffs and rubbing on the bindings, but collectively, they remain very attractive and probably as nice as one can hope to find nowadays, whether in commerce, where such continuous runs are seldom on offer, or in institutional homes. Interiors are complete and generally clean. Each of the volumes, by itself, is extra heavy, weighing 7 pounds or more, and so the set, weighing somewhere between 250 and 300 lbs., will obviously cost far more than rates quoted automatically on various websites, whether Media, Priority, or another service. Half Morocco. Pebbled cloth over boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB [West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.]
2020-08-05 17:37:17
Austen Henry Layard
New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. THIS COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION IN FULL BLIND STAMPED BOARDS WITH BRIGHT GILT ILLUSTRATION TO COVERS AND TITLE TO SPINE, MIRROR IMAGE BLIND STAMPED TO REAR BOARDS. SOME LIGHT WEAR TO EXTREMITIES. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE WITHOUT MARKS EXCEPT FOR MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY STAMP TO REVERSE OF TITLE PAGE - NO OTHER MARKINGS, LIGHT TO MILD FOXING. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED - NUMEROUS FOLD OUTS ALL IN GOOD CONDITION, 9.5"x6.5". FIRST EDITION, 171 YEARS OLD. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE IN GREAT CONDITION. 1849 1stED Nineveh And Its Remains Chaldeans Babylon Ancient Assyria Illustrated 1849 1stED Nineveh And Its Remains Chaldeans Babylon Ancient Assyria Illustrated Description RARE!!! 1849 FIRST EDITION 171 YEARS OLD PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED THIS COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION IN FULL BLIND STAMPED BOARDS WITH BRIGHT GILT ILLUSTRATION TO COVERS AND TITLE TO SPINE, MIRROR IMAGE BLIND STAMPED TO REAR BOARDS. SOME LIGHT WEAR TO EXTREMITIES. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE WITHOUT MARKS EXCEPT FOR MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY STAMP TO REVERSE OF TITLE PAGE - NO OTHER MARKINGS, LIGHT TO MILD FOXING. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED - NUMEROUS FOLD OUTS ALL IN GOOD CONDITION, 9.5"x6.5". FIRST EDITION, 171 YEARS OLD. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE IN GREAT CONDITION. !!!CLICK HERE!!! Visit My eBay Store TO SEE ALL THE BOOKS WE HAVE FOR SALE!!! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE THAN SAVE US TO YOUR FAVORITES BY CLICKING HERE. Add me to your Favorite Sellers RARE ANTIQUAR … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: reagans_rare_books [Midlothian, Virginia, United States]
2020-08-05 17:37:17
A. H. Layard
New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: mybooks (nibahs) [Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States]
2020-08-04 21:30:19
Layard, Henry Austen
George P. Putnam, 1849. First American edition. Hardcover. 2 vol bound in one. Large 8vo. ii-viii, [1], 4-7, [2], 10-326; [3], 2-4, [1], vi-viii, [1], 10-373, [1] pp. Each volume illustrated with a lithograph frontispiece, volume one illustrated with three folding plans, 13 woodcut figures, eleven plates (one of which is a folding plate), and a map at the end of the volume. Volume two illustrated with 24 plates (one of which is folding), one folding plan, and eighteen woodcut figures. Three-quarter contemporary morocco ruled in gilt over pale blue cloth, winged bull embossed in gilt on the front board, blindstamped on the rear board. Spine in six compartments with gilt lettering and rules, all edges gilt. Bound by Cook and Somerville Binders N.Y. Layard's first publication on his first expedition into the archaeological sites near modern-day Mosul, Iraq. He excavated the mound at Nimrud, believing to have found the ancient city of Nineveh (he would discover that this was actually at Kuyunjik after the publication of his book). Regardless, "[Layard had] uncovered three palaces, most importantly that of Ashurnasirpal II, and many notable objects including the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III and several pairs of human-headed winged lions and bulls ... in the last few weeks of this [excavation] Layard began [a dig] at Kuyunjik, nearer Mosul, and quickly discovered the largest Assyrian palace, that of Sennacherib ... For his work near Mosul Layard earned the medal of the Royal Geographical Society" (Oxford DNB "Layard, Sir Austen Henry"). Layard's expedition occurred before Sch … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Evening Star Books (eveningstarbooks) [Madison, Wisconsin, United States]
2020-08-04 09:54:03
Wien: Pichler's Witwe, 1849. 3. Auflage. XXII, 314 Priv. Halbleinenband. Das Bezugspapier der Einbanddeckel ist etwas berieben und dan den Kanten etwas aufgeplatzt.Das vordere Innengelenk ist oben und unten minimal angeplatzt. Auf der Titelseite befindet sich ein kleiner Stemplel. Die Seiten sind stockfleckig aber trotzdem gut lesbar. Die Bindung ist stabil und es handelt sich insgesamt um eine gut Ausgabe. Textsauber und aus einem Nichtraucherhaushalt. Sprache: Deutsch
Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Antiquariat Zorn [Marburg, Germany]
2020-08-04 09:47:14
Snow, John
London, 1849. Snow, John (1813-58). On the pathology and mode of communication of cholera. In London Medical Gazette, n.s., 9 (1849): 745-755; 923-929. Whole volume. [2], 1129pp. Text illustrations. 214 x 133 mm. 19th century half calf, cloth boards, hinges split, some wear. Internally very good. Library bookplates. First Edition, journal issue. Snow first became interested in cholera at Newcastle-on-Tyne during the epidemic of 1831-1832, and recurrent outbreaks of the disease gave him the opportunity to investigate it in detail. His paper on cholera, published shortly after his (extremely rare) 31-page pamphlet On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, contained his first demonstration of the specific nature of the disease, which he defined correctly as an infection of the alimentary canal transmitted by ingesting fecal matter from cholera patients, in most cases via contaminated water. Snow proved his theory of cholera transmission by collecting data on a large number of outbreaks and correlating them to local water supplies. He argued, based on his data, that cholera was caused by "a specific living, waterborne, self-reproducing cell or germ" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography)-a conclusion all the more remarkable in that it predated the germ theory of disease by over a decade. Snow may have been motivated to contribute his paper to the London Medical Gazette because a review of his separately published pamphlet published in that journal on pp. 466-470 of the 1849 volume stated that he had not proved the contagious nature of cholera. Snow's theory of cholera transmis … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc. [United States]
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2020-08-03 20:19:03
Humphreys, Henry Noel
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London, 1849. Unpaginated. 19 x 14 cm. Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with six chromolithographed vignettes, four chromolithographed borders, two wood engraved borders with numerous wood engraved initials. The author, a British illustrator, naturalist, entomologist and numismatist took advantage of the Victorian craze for for gift books as well as aquariums, providing practical instruction for creating them at home. This work exemplifies the former, as GORDON N. RAY 233 notes in his Chromolithography section: "'Not content merely to imitate his medieval predecessors, he created fresh designs in their spirit, thus producing the most attractive of chromolithographic books." Chips to back cover lower corner and front cover upper corner. ABBEY LIFE 228. McLEAN. Victorian Book Design, p.104. Black leather spine, papier mache boards decorated in blind, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Aeg. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA [Ardsley, NY, U.S.A.]
2020-08-03 15:28:11
A. Kitching, Engine Builder, Darlington
1849. A book of engineering drawings for parts of various locomotives produced by the A. Kitching engineering works in Darlington, Co. Durham. 1849 and earlier. Oblong folio. Pen and ink drawings, many with watercolour, on fifty-three sides of forty seven leaves, further blank leaves. A range of scales from a valve at full size to a boiler engine at 1/2 inch to the foot. Initial drawings are for engines 15, 16 and 17 and these are undated. Sketches for 19 and 20 locomotives (58 & 59 S.&D.R.) are dated January 1849. Drawings for nos. 21 and 22 engines are dated Feb 1849 and further drawing for nos. 19 and 20 follow in April. Drawings for No. 23 locomotive are dated August and September 1849 and then undated. The final drawings ending with a hydraulic machine are undated. The pages are 265mm x 365mm and the paper is watermarked J. Whatman, 1845. 'A Kitching. Engine Builder, Darlington' to front marbled endpapers, later label recording loan of the book by the family to Whessoe Library. Half leather binding over marbled boards (binding rubbed and worn with some restoration to spine).
Bookseller: Paul Hughes [UK]
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2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:10
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 16:40:09
John Gould
London, 1849. This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s "Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds" published in London between 1849 and 1887. --- "Family of Hummingbirds" undoubtedly featured some of Gould’s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. --- "There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall. with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye. The beautiful nests of humming-birds. will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs" (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. --- The present image is from the work of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
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