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Verzameling van Allerley bekende Hoorens en Schulpen
Amsterdam:: Erven van F. Houttuyn,, 1770-1775.. First printing. Three quarter Calf. Very Good. Very Good. Two volumes complete. Six parts bound in two, with 190 superb original hand-colored copperplate engravings. Quarto (8.75 x 11.25 inches, 22.2 x 28.6 cm). Three quarter calf . Speckled ochre paper over boards. Gilt-tooled spine with five raised bands. Gilt lettering on red and green toned calf set in second and third panels. Uniform to both volumes. Paper loss to boards however the spine is handsome and binding sound. The 190 hand-colored copperplate engravings of shells are richly painted with absolutely no offset or foxing to the plates. A beautiful collection all around. Translated: GW Knorr' s delight of the eyes and the spirit, or Collection of allerley known Horns and scallops, which are depicted in its own colors VOLUME I: Pp. [4], 118, plus 90 hand-colored copperplate engravings. (Organized thus: First Part; c. 1770, title-page, [intro], pp. 1-44, plates #1-30. Second Part; c. 1772, title-page, pp. 45-82, plates # 1-30, pl. 27 precedes pl. 26. Third Part; c. 1772, title-page, pp. 83-118, plates #1-30, plates 21 & 22 and 26 & 27, pl. 22 precedes pl. 21, and pl. 27 precedes pl. 26.) VOLUME II: Pp. 117, plus 100 hand-colored copperplate engravings. (Organized thus: Fourth Part; c. 1773, title-page, pp. 1-34, plates #1-30. Pl. 2 precedes pl. 1 and pl. 7 precedes pl. 6. Fifth Part; c. 1774, title-page, pp. 35-62, plates #1-30. Pl. #6 & 7, 16 & 17 and 26 & 27, bound in opposition . Sixth Part; title-page, pp. 63-117, plates #1-40. Also includes; The Systematic Arrangement of Horns and Shells, and Alphabetical Register. This Dutch edition was not issued with the hand-colored frontispiece, as were the French and German editions, therefore it is complete. Each volume has four armorial bookplates from members of the family Oates: Jo, Edward, William Edward and Robert Washington Oates on the first four leaves. Robert Washington Oates (1874-1958) funded the Oates Museum, which commemorates the life and work of The Reverend Gilbert White (1720-1793), author of the renowned work The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne). Georg Wolfgang Knorr (1705-61), a dedicated painter and engraver of natural subjects, earned the attention and respect of the celebrated Nuremberg doctor and Patron of the Arts, Christoph Jakob Trew, association with whom was a merit of excellence and achievement. The complete title of this fabulous conchology is "G. W. Knorr's Enjoyment for the Eyes and for the Mind or Collection of many well known horns and shells in their original colors: now examined, improved, continued, and published with a whole new Low-German [Dutch] description." During the 18th and early 19th centuries, shell collecting was a near obsession with European Aristocracy as well as Naturalists. The Dutch, in particular, were passionate collectors of the newly discovered natural curiosities acquired from around the globe. This work documents and illustrates the vast array of the private holdings, with the name of each collector engraved beneath his or her own shell. In addition, the Dutch produced some of most lavish color plate volumes of the era. And although this work first appeared in both French and German editions, this Dutch edition features the richest coloration, which mirrors the actual specimens from which they were produced. (Dance p. 217; Blunt and Stearn p. 168; Buchanan, Nature into Art p. 189-191).
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