Danmarks Fugle (Ornithologia Danica) i 304 Afbildninger af de gamle Hanner + Danmarks Fugle (Ornithologia Danica) i 252 Afbildninger af de dragtskiftende gamle Hanner, samt de fra Hannerne vaesentligt afvigende Hunner og unge Fugle, Atlas Volume with Supp
By Kjærbølling, Niels
Pp. (first title page dated 1858) + 61 hand-colored plates ( I-XXI, XXII a-b, XXIII-XXVII, XXVIII a-c, XXIX-XXXII, XXXIII a-b, XXXIV-XXXIX, XL a-b, XLI - L, LI a-b. LII - LV (last two plates labeled "Supplementtavle") + (second title page date 1854) + 35 hand-colored plates (First Supplement: 1-35) + 8 hand-colored plates (Second Supplement: 1-8), + 3 additional hand-colored plates (un-numbered but one is by Gronvold from Skandinaviens Fugle). Contemporary tan full calf leather, with six raised bands, gilt-lettered in one panel and with gilt decorations in other panels and on the raised bands, front and rear boards with gilt denticles (ornamental tooling like lace) that form the borders of the boards, French marbled endpapers, folio (15 1/8 x 10 inches, 387 x 253 mm). This work presents the complete set of 104 hand-colored plates from the original printing with three additional hand-colored on Danish birds. The octavo text volume is not offered here. See also Zimmer, p. 352; Casey Wood, p. 418; Anker 246-248 and Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 113.
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|Condition Description||First title page a little browned, the hand-colored plates are very bright and clean, the leather binding is very attractive with just a touch of shelf wear; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.|