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        Cephalepis Lalandi [De Lalande's Plover-crest]

      [London: by the Author, 1849-1887]. Hand-coloured lithograph by H.C. Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Beautifully heightened with gold iridescence. Wove paper. Very good condition apart from some minor browning to margins. 22 x 15 1/8 inches. A beautiful image, heightened with gold iridescence, from 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds', John Gould's 'masterpiece, [which]... must ever remain a feast of beauty and a source of wonder... an incomparable catalogue and compendium of beauty' ('Fine Bird Books'). '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 which Gould himself was most proud. Hummingbirds remained a fascination for him throughout his professional life, as evidenced by his collection of 1500 mounted specimens, which were exhibited in the Royal Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park, London, in 1851 as part of the festivities surrounding the Great Exhibition. The exhibit proved a great success, with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert numbering among the 75,000 visitors. Cf. Anker 177; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.101; cf. Nissen IVB 380; cf. Sauer 16 & 29; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p. 258.

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        "Ypperstepræsten" - "Tolderen" - "Synderinden", Tre Taler ved Altergangen om Fredagen. ["The Highpriest" - "The Publican" - "The Woman, which was a Sinner", Three Speeches at Communion on Friday].

      Kjøbenhavn [Copenhagen], 1849. 8vo. Cont. full cardboard-binding of black glitted paper w. single gilt lines to spine, all edges gilt (the typical gift-binding). On vellum-paper. Professionally rebacked, preserving part of the orig. spine (ab. 1/3). A bit of wear to extremities. Minor occasional brownspotting. Endpapers spotted, due to paper-quality. 42 pp.. First edition, presentation-copy, of Kierkegaard's "The Highpriest - The Publican - The Woman, which was a Sinner", which is part of Kierkagaard's upbuilding production, written and published under his own name. The original handwritten presentation is written on the front free end-paper, as usual, and is "Til/ Hr. Etatsraad Heiberg/ R. af D./ Med Ærbødighed/ fra/ Forf." [For /Mr. Councillor of State Heiberg/ R. of D. (i.e. Knight of Dannebrog)/ With reverence/ from/ the author]. This copy was one of four presentation-copies exhibited at the memorial exhibition of Kierkegaard at the Royal Library of Copenhagen in 1955. See Søren Kierkegaard, Mindeudstilling, nr. 108.The three Communion-speeches are theologically centered around the meaning of substitution, the dialectic of self-delusion and the transformation of the subject by conversion. Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1791-1860) was the main cultural figure of the 19th century in Denmark. He hugely influenced all of Danish culture within this period, and he must be considered the patron of Copenhagen's literati. He was very influential as a thinker in general, and he changed Danish philosophy seminally by introducing Hegel to the Northern country. As thus there is no doubt as to the rôle that Heiberg directly or indirectly played in the life of Kierkegaard, and this is a presentation-copy that links together two of the giants of Danish culture. Kierkegaard viewed himself as somewhat of an outsider, and it was of great importance to him to try and enter the famous literary and cultural circle of Heiberg. Søren Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, became of seminal importance to not only Danish thought, but worldwide, as one of the most important thinkers of his time. He seminally influenced the fields of philosophy, theology, psychology and literature, and not only did he found what is known as existentialism and attempt to renew Christian faith with Christendom, with his influential and controversial critiques of Hegel and the German romantics, he also changed the course of philosophy of the second half of the 19th century.Himmelstrup 120

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