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AFTER DANIEL ELLIOT, (American, 1835-1915), ARGUS GIGANTEUS (PHEASANT), hand colored lithograph;, sight: 17 x 22 inches

Lot 105: AFTER DANIEL ELLIOT, (American, 1835-1915), ARGUS GIGANTEUS (PHEASANT), hand colored lithograph;, sight: 17 x 22 inches

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Description: AFTER DANIEL ELLIOT (American, 1835-1915) ARGUS GIGANTEUS (PHEASANT) hand colored lithograph; J. Wolf & J. Smit del et lithographers; published by M&n Hanhart; sight: 17 x 22 inches

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Ithaginis Cruentus Daniel Elliot Monograph

Lot 111: Ithaginis Cruentus Daniel Elliot Monograph

Description: Monograph of a pheasant by Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) measuring 23" x 18.5".

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Daniel Giraud Elliot (after) (3pcs)

Lot 362: Daniel Giraud Elliot (after) (3pcs)

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Description: Daniel Giraud Elliot (after) American (1835-1915) TWO BIRDS OF PARADISE color lithographs, framed, titled: lower margin sight size: H211/4" W16 1/4" frame size: H30 1/2" W25 1/2" together with: John Gould (after) British (1804-1881) PHASIANUS VERSICOLOR (from The Birds of Asia) color lithograph, framed, titled: lower margin sight size: H14 1/4" W20 1/2" frame: H22 1/2" W29 1/2" (3pcs)

Condition Report: All in good condition with top and sides attached to matteboard with archival tape.

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Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) [The new and

Lot 374: Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) [The new and

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Description: Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) [The new and heretofore unfigured species of birds of North America], 43 plates only, lithographs, the majority after Elliot, some after Wolf, with hand-colouring, Bowen & Co., Philadelphia, [New York, 1866-69], loose, each c.600 x 475mm. (23 3/4 x 18 3/4 in), all unframed (43).

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DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (English, 1835-1915). TWO PLATES FROM PHASIANIDAE OR THE FAMILY OF PHEASANTS, Engravings; framed.

Lot 595: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (English, 1835-1915). TWO PLATES FROM PHASIANIDAE OR THE FAMILY OF PHEASANTS, Engravings; framed.

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Description: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (English, 1835-1915). TWO PLATES FROM PHASIANIDAE OR THE FAMILY OF PHEASANTS, Engravings; framed - 21 1/4 in. x 14 1/2 in., sight size

Condition Report: Framed: each, 31 1/2 in. x 25 in.

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DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (English, 1835-1915). TWO PLATES FROM PHASIANIDAE OR THE FAMILY OF PHEASANTS, Engravings; framed.

Lot 868: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (English, 1835-1915). TWO PLATES FROM PHASIANIDAE OR THE FAMILY OF PHEASANTS, Engravings; framed.

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Description: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (English, 1835-1915). TWO PLATES FROM PHASIANIDAE OR THE FAMILY OF PHEASANTS, Engravings; framed - 21 1/4 in. x 14 1/2 in., sight size

Condition Report: Framed: each, 31 1/2 in. x 25 in.

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Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Acryllium Vulturina.

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Description: Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Acryllium Vulturina. An exotic hand-colored lithograph from Elliot's Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants (New York: 1870-1872). In excellent condition with the exception of slight toning to image area. Light penciled notations. 18 x 23 inches.

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Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Two Prints: Paradigal

Lot 36222: Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Two Prints: Paradigal

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Description: Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Two Prints: Paradigalla Carunculata. [and:] Diphyllodes Respublica. Two lovely hand-colored lithographs from Elliot's Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise (London: 1873). Both are in excellent condition except for some toning around the edges. There is some minor paper loss to tips of corners of Paradigalla Carunculata, and chipping along corner edges of Diphyllodes Respublica. Both have light penciled notations. Both measure 18.5 x 23.5 inches.

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ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD.

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Description: A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of the Cats. [New York:] Published for the Subscribers by the author, [1878]-1883Condition Note:first edition, folio (595 x 470mm.), list of plates, 43 hand-coloured lithographed plates by J. Smit after J. Wolf, printed by M. and N. Hanhart, upper wrappers for the original 10 parts bound in at end, nineteenth-century half morocco, gilt edges, one or two short marginal tears, very occasional minor spottingWe are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described in our catalogue. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.LITERATURE AND REFERENCESNissen ZBI 1279; Wood, p.332CATALOGUE NOTEan attractive copy. "among the best illustrated of the numerous treatises by elliot " (Wood). The fine plates in this volume are the result of painstaking research by Elliot, who trawled the collections of museums in America, Britain and Europe. After an exhaustive survey of the previous literature, Elliot found it necessary to rationalise the taxonomy of the cat family, and reduced the amount of recognised species by about a third.

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Lot 5: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT

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Description: Lot of fourteen Prints, uns, color lithographs; 23 1/2 x 18 1/4 (sh) each, unf. Condition: good. From "The Birds of North America Vol. II," published in 1869.

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ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

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Description: The New and heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America. New York: for the Author, [1866]--18692 volumes, folio (23 1/2 x 19 in.; 597 x 483 mm). 72 handcolored lithographed plates, 21 mounted wood-engraved illustrations, dedication leaf, list of subscribers, list of plates; approximately 7 plates slightly discolored, one plate discolored and foxed, long tear to description of Greenland falcon in vol. 2, slightly affecting text. Later half green morocco, spines lettered gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; white cast to morocco, most likely due to leather treatment, front free endpaper in vol. 1 creased. LITERATURECopenhagen/Anker 129; Fine Bird Books, p. 72; Nissen IVB 294; McGill/Wood 331NOTEFirst edition of this continuation to Wilson's American Ornithology (1808--1824) and Audubon's Birds of America (1827--1838). The work includes those species of American birds not previously represented to Elliot's knowledge.

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ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

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Description: A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise. [New York:] by the Author, 1873Folio (24 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.; 613 x 478 mm). 36 fine handcolored lithographed plates after J. Wolf by J. Smit and colored by J. D. White, one uncolored lithographed plate of generic characters after and by Smit, list of subscribers, list of plates; light spotting on first few leaves, some plates with minor chipping and skillfull restoration to right margiins of some plates, some light soiling, mostly in margins. Full modern calf, spine gilt-lettered.PROVENANCEMrs. Francisco Arben (library markings in pencil on verso of title, noting her gift of the book 12 December 1958 to an unidentified institution)LITERATUREAyer/Zimmer 207; Copenhagen/Anker 131; Dance 132; Fine Bird Books 74; McGill/Wood 361; Nissen, IVB 296NOTEFirst edition. Elliot's Birds of Paradise contains some of the most-praised bird illustrations ever produced. While Elliot's own words in his preface--"The drawings executed by Mr. Wolf will, I am sure, receive the admiration of those who see them; for, like all that artist's productions, they cannot be surpassed, if equalled, at the present time. Mr. J. Smit has lithographed the drawings with his usual conscientious fidelity, and in his share of the work has left me nothing to desire .... In the coloring of the plates Mr. J. D. White has faithfully followed the originals ; and in the difficult portions where it was necessary to produce the metallic hues, he has been very successful."--could perhaps be discounted, his opinion has in fact been sustained by time. S. P. Dance has described Wolf and Smit's plates as "almost as magnificent as the birds they portray," and Elliot's own contribution as patron and author has been further recognized as just as vital to the success of this work as that of his artists.

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Lot 8: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-19150. The Life and Habits of Wild Animals. London: Alexander

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-19150. The Life and Habits of Wild Animals. London: Alexander Macmillan, 1874. 4° (340 x 260mm). Half title, 20 wood-engraved plates by J.W. & Edward Whymper after Joseph Wolf (some very light mainly marginal staining). Original green cloth gilt, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, with skilfull repairs at head and tail of spine). FIRST EDITION.With Fridtjof Nansen's Fram Over Polhavet (Kristiana [ie. Oslo], 1897, 2 vols., FIRST EDITION), in the original pictorial cloth. (3)

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ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

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Description: The New and heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America. New York: for the Author, [1866-] 18692 volumes, folio (23 5/8 x 18 3/4 in.; 600 x 475 mm). 72 handcolored lithographed plates, 21 mounted wood-engraved illustrations, list of subscribers, list of plates; light spotting on titles and a few plates. Contemporary red half morocco; upper hinge of volume 1 breaking, some scuffmarks, some wear on edges.LITERATURE AND REFERENCESCopenhagen/Anker 129; Fine Bird Books, p. 74; Nissen, IVB 294; McGill/Wood 331CATALOGUE NOTEFirst edition of this continuation to Wilson's American Ornithology (1808-1824) and Audubon's Birds of America (1827-1838). The work includes all those species of American birds not previously figured to the best of the author's knowledge.

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ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915).  A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or, Family of the Grouse . New York: the author, 1865.

Lot 15: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or, Family of the Grouse . New York: the author, 1865.

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or, Family of the Grouse . New York: the author, 1865. 2° (580 x 455 mm.). One-page subscriber's list. 27 hand-coloured lithographic plates by C.F. Tholey and [?]others after Elliot, Joseph Wolf (1) and William S. Morgan (2), printed by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. (Some light offsetting and spotting, occasional marking, one plate trimmed, tears to inner margins of 2 plates and 2 text leaves.) 19th-century green half morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments, lettered in one, others with simple repeat pattern in gilt, top edge gilt (boards a little rubbed and scuffed, rebacked, corners repaired). Provenance : traces of bookplates on upper pastedown. 'NEXT ONLY TO AUDUBON'S, THE ELLIOT WORKS ARE THE MOST VALUABLE AMERICAN BIRD PLATES' (Bennett). This is Elliot's second major work and was first issued in five parts in 1864-65 and then as a bound volume in 1865. The lithographic work was done by Bowen & Co. -- the printers of the plates for the octavo edition of Audubon's Birds of America and possibly the best colour-printers in the United States at the time -- and the 25 bird plates were after Elliot and Joseph Wolf, with William S. Morgan supplying the drawings for the two plates of eggs. This is one of only three works by Elliot produced in the United States; all of his later works were printed in Europe, although sometimes retaining a New York imprint. Anker 128; Bennett, p.39; Fine Bird Books p.95; Nissen IVB 293; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 205.

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Lot 16: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the Grouse. New York: published by the author, 1865.

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Description: 5 original parts in four, 2o (595 x 472mm). Title, dedication, list of subscribers (65 names for 71 copies) 7pp. introduction, explanation page, list of plates. 25 FINE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES by C.F.Tholey after Elliot and J.Wolf (1), 2 hand-coloured plates of eggs after W.S.Morgan, all printed by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. (The Rock Ptarmigan plate with small section of lower outer corner lacking.) Original boards, leather-backed and inner hinges reinforced at an early date, (outer margin of upper cover of part I slightly affected by damp, extremities slightly scuffed), modern green cloth box. FIRST EDITION IN THE RARE ORIGINAL PARTS, The second of Elliot's great folio monographs. He deals with 25 species (all then known); his plates are charming and have a na‹ve quality that contrasts well with Wolf's drawings for the pheasants. Zimmer p.205; Anker 128; McGill/Wood p.331; Fine Bird Books p.74; Nissen IVB 293. (4).

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ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) . Ruffed Grouse

Lot 21: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) . Ruffed Grouse

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) . Ruffed Grouse / Bonasa Umbellus. [Pl. I]. New York : published by the Author, 1865. Hand-colored lithograph. Sheet size: 23 3/8 x 17 3/4 in. A fine plate from one of the most important works of American ornithology after Audubon. Also known as the partridge or peasant, the Ruffed Grouse can be found throughout the United States and was considered by Elliott to be the most handsome species of grouse.

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Lot 23: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Pittidae or Family of Ant Thrushes. New York: D. Appleton, 1861-1863.

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Description: Large 2 (570 x 360mm). 31 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates, the majority after Elliot, 3 after Oudart, 2 after Maubert and Mesnel, by C. F. Tholey, printed by Bowen and Co., Philadelphia. 'To the binder' slip tipped into the final part. (Light offsetting to some plates and text, some browning of text in part III.) Original printed boards (rebacked in green morocco), black morocco-backed slipcase, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Provenance : New York Historical Society (inscription on covers of the final two parts). FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PARTS OF THIS RARE MONOGRAPH. Parts I, III-IV, and VII include a title, while Parts II and V-VI were evidently issued without a title page. As he states in the preface, Elliot's chosen illustrator was Paul Louis Oudart 'of Paris'. However, Oudart died after completing just three plates, and left without an illustrator in America whom he could work with the author undertook the task himself. The result is described by Sitwell as 'of a delightful, rather primitive character', while the hand-colouring of the plates has a more pastel-like quality than that of later monographs. The Pittidae, birds of the Indian Archipelago, charmed Elliot by their 'beautiful and varied plumage'. Fine Bird Books p. 74 (**); Nissen IVB 292.

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Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915)

Lot 24: Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915)

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Description: A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of the Cats. [New York]: printed by Taylor and Francis, 'published for the subscribers, by the author', [1878]-1883. 2o (606 x 473mm). 43 hand-coloured lithographic plates, by Joseph Mathias Wolf after Joseph Smit, printed by M. and N. Hanhart, 2 on india paper and mounted. (Scattered light spotting affecting a few text leaves and plates, one plate with skilfully-repaired marginal tears.) 20th-century half crushed green morocco, lettered in gilt on the spine, top edge gilt, original printed upper wrappers bound in at the end, green cloth box with gilt leather lettering piece. FIRST EDITION BOUND UP FROM THE ORIGINAL PARTS OF A WORK WHICH IS 'AMONG THE BEST-ILLUSTRATED OF THE NUMEROUS TREATISES BY ELLIOT' (Wood). The Monograph of the Felidae was published in 11 parts (the original upper wrappers of which are preserved in the present copy), and illustrated with fine plates by two of the most accomplished zoological artists of the period, Joseph Wolf and Joseph Smit. It is a magnificent record of a species Elliot eulogises thus: 'The Felidae, or the great Family of Cats, contains those beasts of Prey which are the most perfect in organization, attractive in appearance, and terrible in destructive power. (p.[v]). Born in New York, Elliot's fragile health prevented him from studying at college, instead of which he travelled widely in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, and Brazil, pursuing his interest in ornithology and forming a fine collection of specimens, which was considered the most extensive and finest private collection of its day, and was acquired by the American Museum of Natural History in 1869; In this period he published: A Monograph of the Tetraoninae: or, Family of the Grouse (New York: 1864-1865) and The New and heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America (New York: 1866-1869). Between 1869 and 1879 Elliot pursued his researches in London, working with such reknowned figures as Philip Lutley Sclater, Osbert Salvin and Henry Seebohm, purchasing specimens for the American Museum. On his return to America, Elliot co-founded the American Ornithologists' Union (which he served as President between 1890 and 1891), and from 1894 to 1906 held the post of Curator of Zoology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, where he increasingly turned his efforts from ornithology to the study of mammals, a broadening of interest first marked by the publication of A Monograph of the Felidae in 1878-1883. From Chicago he returned to New York, where he remained for the rest of his life, undertaking much work at the American Museum, and publishing his last work, the 3-volume A Review of the Primates (New York: 1913) at the age of 78. In A Monograph of the Felidae Elliot sought to clarify the profusion of species which previous authorities had identified, by examining and comparing numerous examples in collections both in America and Europe. BM(NH) II, p.522; Nissen ZBI 1279 (misdated '[1881-] 1883'); Wood p.332.

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ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD.

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Description: A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of the Cats. [New York:] Published for the Subscribers by the author, [1878]-1883Condition Note:first edition, folio (595 x 470mm.), list of plates, 43 hand-coloured lithographed plates by J. Smit after J. Wolf, printed by M. and N. Hanhart, upper wrappers for the original 10 parts bound in at end, nineteenth-century half morocco, gilt edges, one or two short marginal tears, very occasional minor spotting

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Lot 24: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or Family of the Grouse. New York: published by the author, [1864]-1865.

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Description: Large 2 (590 x 465mm). 27 lithographic plates, consisting of 25 fine hand-coloured plates of birds, 24 after Elliot, one after J. Wolf, lithographed by C. F. Tholey, and 2 hand-coloured plates of eggs after W. S. Morgan, all printed and coloured by Bowen and Co., Philadelphia. (Title creased, with repaired tear at outer margin, inner margin of plate 1 repaired, inner margin of plate 19 reinforced on verso, the facing page of text similarly reinforced, final 2 plates becoming detached.) Contemporary black half roan (rebacked, preserving old spine). A MAGNIFICENT MONOGRAPH on one of the great game birds of Europe and North America. It was issued in 5 parts, the first two of which appeared in 1864. As Elliot notes in the introduction, the Tetraonidae (Grouse and Partridges) belong with five other families, including the Phasianidae or Pheasants, to the Order Rasores or scrapers, 'so called from the habit possessed by its members of scratching the ground for the purpose of procuring their food.' Of the twenty-two species identified, fourteen are found in North America. While Elliot admires their 'graceful forms, erect carriage, and gallant bearing,' the quality his slightly naive style of drawing brings out best is their natural timidity. Plate 11, the Siberian Spruce Grouse, is contributed by Joseph Wolf. Anker 128; Fine Bird Books p. 74; Nissen IVB 293; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 205.

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Lot 25: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America. New York: published by the author, [1866]-1869.

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Description: 2 volumes, 2 (580 x 450mm). 72 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates most after Elliot or J. Wolf, one plate after Edwin Sheppard, lithographed by C. F. Tholey, printed by Bowen and Co., Philadelphia, all on guards, mounted wood-engraved illustrations by W. J. Linton. (Part of the introductory text misbound at the end of vol. I, light offsetting to some plates, plates 21 and 43 slightly stained, first leaf of description in vol. II soiled at margins and loosely-attached, some later text leaves lightly browned.) Contemporary red morocco, sides with gilt panel made up of fillets and roll tools with elaborate corner pieces, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges (rebacked, preserving old spines). Provenance : W. S. Hiltz (book label). A FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT MONOGRAPH comprising life-sized representations of unfamiliar American species. Anker describes it as a 'supplement or sequel' to Wilson's American Ornithology (1808-1814) and Audubon's The Birds of America (1827-1838). The first volume is devoted primarily to smaller birds, wrens, warblers, finches, flycatchers and humming-birds, the second to woodpeckers, birds of prey, and a large number of waders and sea fowl. Interestingly, Elliot, in his introduction, disagrees with the notion that birds of prey should be placed at the top of the ornithological system. '... it seems far more plausible to give the first rank to those birds which are more sensitive to outward impressions' and able 'to express their feelings of joy and sorrow.... The heavy and cowardly eagle, the repulsive and sluggish vulture... certainly are not fit subjects to outrank those species whose active life is a delight to all who meet with them....' The work was issued in 15 parts over a four year period and dedicated to Alexander Wilson as 'the pioneer of American ornithology'. Anker 129; Fine Bird Books p. 74; Nissen IVB 294; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 205. (2).

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Lot 26: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants. New York: published by the author, [1870]-1872.

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Description: 2 volumes, 2 (594 x 470mm). 79 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit and J. G. Keulemans, printed by M. and N. Hanhart and P. W. M. Trap, coloured by J. D. White, and 2 uncoloured plates of generic characters by and after Smit. (Plate 31 in vol. I with slight spotting at right hand margin, plate 21 in vol. II with a short repaired tear at lower blank margin, titles spotted, occasional light spotting to text.) Contemporary red half morocco, spines gilt, gilt edges (joints and corners rubbed, inner hinges strengthened). Provenance : Earl of Sefton, Croxteth Library (armorial bookplate). A FINE SUBSCRIBER'S COPY OF ELLIOT'S MOST SPLENDID MONOGRAPH. Published in 6 parts from June, 1870 to October, 1872, it is described by Sitwell as 'the equal in every way to any work by Gould'. The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's charcoal drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, 'containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with thoughout the civilized world.' He generously dedicated the work 'To my friend Joseph Wolf,' calling his 'unrivalled talent... its chief attraction.' Anker 130; Fine Bird Books p. 74; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206. (2).

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Lot 28: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Bucerotidae, or Family of the Hornbills. [New York:] published for subscribers by the author [printed by Taylor and Francis], [1877]-1882.

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Description: Large 4 (380 x 275mm.) 60 lithographic plates, comprising 57 hand-coloured plates by and after J. G. Keulemans, and 3 uncoloured plates of generic characters by and after J. Smit, all printed by M. and N. Hanhart, anatomical illustrations. (Some plates browned at outer blank margin, very light occasional spotting.) Contemporary half morocco, t.e.g., others uncut (neatly rebacked, preserving old spine, inner hinges strengthened). Issued in 10 parts, this was the last of Elliott's great ornithological monographs. Zimmer calls it 'a comprehensive treatment of the entire family of hornbills', a genus between the Kingfishers and the Hoopoes, inhabiting the Ethiopian, Oriental and Australian regions. 'The formidable bill... formidable in appearance only, as it is mainly hollow and permeated with a network of boney fibres,' was a peculiarity that interested Elliot. Another characteristic, unusual in birds, was 'the possession of long and strong eyelashes....' The family is arranged into two divisions, the ground- and tree-hornbills, the first consisting of just three species and the last over fifty in number. Plate 44 although included on the plate list was never issued. Fine Bird Books p. 74; Nissen IVB 297; Zimmer p. 207.

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Lot 29: Elliot, Daniel Giraud.

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Description: A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants, New York: by the Author, [1870-]1872 2 volumes, first edition, folio (598 by 460mm.), 79 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates by Joseph Smit and J.G. Keulemans after Joseph Wolf, 2 uncoloured plates of heads and feet by Smit, list of subscribers, directions to binder slip. Late nineteenth-century red half morocco, spines gilt, top edges gilt. One folding plate with 6cm. tear, some spotting, occasionally affecting plates, extremities of the binding a trifle rubbed. footnote: "of the great nineteenth-century ornithological monographs, none save audubon's is so sumptuous as d.g. elliot's Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants... a rare American contribution to this elegant class of books. It was entirely illustrated by the incomparable Joseph Wolf" (R.M. Mengel, "Beauty and the Beast: Natural History and Art", The Living Bird, 18 Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 1979-1980). references: Nissen IVB 295; Fine Bird Books, p.74; Anker 130; Wood, p.331; Zimmer, p.206.

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Daniel Giraud Elliot (American, 1835-1915),

Lot 30: Daniel Giraud Elliot (American, 1835-1915),

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Description: Daniel Giraud Elliot (American, 1835-1915), "Zonotrichia Belli" and "Passerculus Alaudinus", 19th c., two hand-colored lithographs, by Bowen & Co., Philadelphia, sight 17 3/4 in. x 14 1/2 in., attractively matted and framed.

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ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) - Joseph WOLF

Lot 34: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) - Joseph WOLF

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) - Joseph WOLF (1820-1899, artist). The Monograph of the Felidae of family of the cats. London: [1878-]1883. Folio (600 x 475 mm). 43 hand-colored lithographic plates drawn on stone by Joseph Smith from drawings by Joseph Wolf, printed by M. & N. Hanhart. Plates and text mounted on guards. Modern blue cloth with reddish brown morocco and spine. Conditon: repaired tear in lower margin of one text leaf, a few short, closed tears to a few others. FIRST EDITION. A FINE, CLEAN COMPLETE COPY OF ELLIOT'S EXCELLENT MONOGRAPH, THE DEFINITIVE WORK ON THE FAMILY OF CATS. In this magnificent work Elliot described and had pictured all the species of cats then known. The work was prompted by a perceived need to resolve the confusion that had built up around the naming of the various species of Felidae, particularly amongst the smaller cats. Wolf worked from specimens provided by Elliot, who visited all the great museums and zoological societies on both sides of the Atlantic. Joseph Wolf's work for Elliot marks the high-point of his illustrative work and his images of the cats are considered by many to be his masterpieces. After serving an apprenticeship with a Koblentz firm of lithographers, and spending some time working in Leiden and Darmstadt, Wolf moved to London in 1848. The quality of his images was immediately apparent and he was rarely without work, producing natural history pictures of the highest quality for John Gould, Henry Dresser, George Gray and the Zoological Society of London amongst many others. BM(NH) II,p.522; cf. Nissen ZBI 1279; cf. Wood p.332.

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) A Collection of the authors' eight principal works Bound in 10 volumes, comprising his Monographs on the Pittidae..Ant Thrushes, 1st edition (1861-1863) and 2nd edition (1893-1895); the Tetraoninae..Grouse, (1864-1865); Phasianidae..Pheasants, (1872); Paradiseidae..Birds of Paradise, (1873); Bucerotidae...Hornbills, (1876-1882); Felidae...Cats, (1883); and Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America, (1866-1869). The works are described in detail in the following lots 35-42. These works to be offered as a single lot, and if they fail to be sold as a collection, lots 35-42 will be offered individually. A FINE COLLECTION OF ELLIOTS WORKS. NO SET OF HIS WORKS HAS BEEN OFFERED AT AUCTION IN THE PAST 40 YEARS, and unlike the Gould canon, which subscribers had bound in matching morocco by the publisher, Elliot's works were never presented to buyers in uniform bindings. This set however is uniformally boxed in cases from the Eddington Bindery.

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ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of

Lot 36: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or Family of the Grouse. New York: published by the author, 1864-1865. Folio (585 x 440mm). 25 hand-colored plates mounted on guards of birds, all after Elliot excepting one after J. Wolf and 2 hand-colored plates of eggs after W. S. Morgan, printed and colored by Bowen and Co., Philadelphia. Lacking the 'Notice to Binder' slip. Original printed green thick card covers for 5 parts, including one double, bound in at rear. Modern black half morocco with gilt-tooled label on upper cover, spine gilt; Eddington Bindery half morocco folding case. Condition: egg plates have offset slightly onto facing text, margins of "Pinnated Grouse" plate lightly browned, cover of first part I darkened, upper cover to third and fourth/fifth parts faintly spotted. A SEMINAL MONOGRAPH ON THE FAMED GAME BIRD, BOUND FROM THE ORIGINAL PARTS. North American species comprise 14 of the 22 described. Anker 128; Fine Bird Books p. 74; Nissen IVB 293; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 205.

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ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). The New and

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America. New York: For the Author, 1866-1869. 2 volumes, folio (607 x 479 mm.) 72 hand-colored lithographic plates printed by JT Bowen after Elliot's designs. Contemporary black half morocco and green linen cloth boards, spines gilt in six compartments; Eddington Bindery half morocco folding cases. Condition: title in first volume lightly creased with some light spotting, "Black-Breasted Woodpecker" and "Whitney's Pygmy Owl" plates foxed, remaining foxing in first volume mainly to guards, light spotting to most versos.; rebacked retaining original spines, cover cloth a little soiled. FIRST EDITION OF THE LAST GREAT BIRD BOOK TO BE PRODUCED IN AMERICA Though he continued to us a New York imprint, Elliot's work following this were produced in Belgium, as with the demise of the Bowen firm after producing the present massive work, no lithographers remained in the United States capable of such an undertaking (see Reese). (Anker, p. 79). Anker 129; Fine Bird Books p. 72; Nissen IVB 294; Reese 44;Wood p.331.

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A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants

Lot 51: A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants

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Description: View additional images 2 volumes. Subscribers list. 79 hand-colored lithographed plates after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit and J.G. Keulemans (including one folding plate of feathers, the others all full portraits of pheasants in their habitats), printed by M. and N. Hanhart and P.W.M. Trap, colored by J.D. White, many plates heightened with gum arabic; 2 uncolored plates of heads and feet by and after Smit. Large folio, 23 1/2 x18, period full red morocco by Bickers & Son, London with wide gilt borders with floral corners, spines gilt in 7 compartments, all edges gilt. "Of the great nineteenth-century ornithological monographs, none save Audubon's is so sumptuous as D.G. Elliot's Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants...a rare American contribution to this elegant class of books. It was entirely illustrated by the incomparable Joseph Wolf" (Mengel, p.44). There are 79 large and magnificent hand-colored plates after Joseph Wolf (1820-1899) whom Sir Edwin Landseer called "without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived" (quoted in The Natural History Museum of London's 2001 exhibition catalogue). Elliot himself fully realized the importance of Wolf's work to his own and dedicated these volumes to his friend, "whose unrivalled talent has graced these works with their chief attraction". The coloring itself is wonderfully meticulous and in excellent condition. The breasts and throats of many birds are heightened with gum arabic, adding iridescence to the feathers. Many of the pheasants are depicted life-size. The Pheasants is considered to be Elliot's finest work. Elliot (1835-1915) was a leading figure in 19th century American natural history. He was one of the founders of the American Ornithologists Union, was curator of zoology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and co-founded (with Albert Bickmore) the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The latter institution holds Elliot's papers and Wolf's original watercolors to the present work. Elliot attached great importance to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." Although less expensive methods of color reproduction were in use when this book was published, Elliot required hand-colored lithographs. Fortunately, his independent fortune allowed him to produce his work on the lavish scale he desired. Elliot's earlier monographs had hand-colored lithographs by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. However, J.T. Bowen's widow closed the firm in 1869 and Elliot was forced to look outside the United States. He moved to Europe and had the plates for the rest of his books produced in Belgium, although he continued to use a New York imprint. The Pheasants was originally issued in 6 parts between June 1870 and October 1872. Recent documentary evidence suggests that the lithograph stones to this work were destroyed after only 150 copies were taken (see Sotheby's London, 5 June 2001). This set is from a private American collection; it has been in the owner's family since 1936 when it was purchased at an estate sale, probably near Chicago, Illinois. Despite this work's American origin, it is rare in the United States. Of the 119 copies in the subscriber's list, only 13 were intended for Americans. Fine Bird Books, p.74; Nissen IVB 295; Zimmer p.206; also see Reese, 19th Century American Color Plate Books, p.63 and R.M. Mengel, "Beauty and the Beast: Natural History and Art" in The Living Bird 18, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 1979-1980.

Condition Report: Bindings worn at corners, scraped, rubbed joints, vol. 2 with binding and preliminaries detached and front cover just starting; first title-page creased, a couple of guards torn, very few text leaves with closed marginal tears; some marginal finger-soiling and very minor edge toning, first plate and last plate of vol. 2 with narrow wear to outer edge, 5 plates with light finger smudges in the backgrounds (smudge on Calophasis Ellioti partially erased with small loss to background color), and one with small background stain, feathers plate with 7cm. tear and small marginal loss. Overall, an excellent set; in a handsome, reparable binding and all plates in either fine or near fine condition, lush, with fresh surfaces, and free from the spotting that is common to this work.

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Lot 55: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) - Joseph WOLF

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915) - Joseph WOLF (1820-1899, artist). A Monograph of the Felidae of family of the cats. London: [1878-]1883. Folio (602 x 480 mm). Mounted on guards throughout. 44 hand-colored lithographic plates, extra-illustrated with 4 loosely-inserted hand-colored lithographic "pattern" plates. Later green half morocco over green morocco-grained cloth, covers tooled in gilt, and titled on upper cover, the spine in seven compartments with raised bands, deep-purple morocco lettering-pieces. Condition: repairs and restoration to most text leaves and many of the plates, 3 of the plates with the image area affected. Provenance: Quentin Keynes (gift to his doctor). a complete copy of elliot's excellent monograph, including four very important 'pattern' plates. In this magnificent work Elliot described and had pictured all the species of cats then known. The work was prompted by a perceived need to resolve the confusion that had built up around the naming of the various species of Felidae, particularly amongst the smaller cats. Wolf worked from specimens provided by Elliot, who visited all the great museums and zoological societies on both sides of the Atlantic. As the final proofs of the individual uncoloured lithographic plates were completed they would have been given to Wolf. Working from his own original paintings, he would then have colored individual prints and produced an entire set a of "pattern plates". These were then given to the skilled colorists who worked on the multple ciopies of the plates, coloring them according to the "pattern plates". This copy of Elliot's work includes four of these probably unique "pattern plates", probably colored by the artist himself. The images are of the "African Golden Cat", the "African Wild Cat, or Kaffir Cat", the "Serval" and the "Jaguar". Joseph Wolf's work for Elliot marks the high-point of his illustrative work and his images of the cats are considered by many to be his masterpieces. After serving an apprenticeship with a Koblentz firm of lithographers, and spending some time working in Leiden and Darmstadt, Wolf moved to London in 1848. The quality of his images was recognised immediately and he was rarely without work, producing natural history pictures of the highest quality for John Gould, Henry Dresser, George Gray and the Zoological Society of London amongst many others. BM(NH) II,p.522; cf. Nissen ZBI 1279; cf. Wood p.332.

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                                        ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915).  A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise . [New York:] pour l'auteur [imprimé par Taylor et Francis], 1873.

Lot 64: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise . [New York:] pour l'auteur [imprimé par Taylor et Francis], 1873.

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise. [New York:] pour l'auteur [imprimé par Taylor et Francis], 1873.In-folio (598 x 472 mm). 37 lithographies par J. Smit d'après les dessins de Joseph Wolf, imprimées par M. & N. Hanhart, dont 36 coloriées par J. D. White. Avec la liste des souscripteurs. (Quelques pâles rousseurs dans les marges. Petite déchirure restaurée dans la marge du feuillet explicatif de la planche 2. Sans l'avis au relieur à la fin.) Reliure de l'époque, demi-maroquin brun à coins, dos à nerfs orné de fers dorés (reliure passée, frottements). Provenance: Sir Giles Loder Bt. (ex-libris; vente à Londres, 2 juin 1999, lot 27) -- A. J. Dearden, 1924 (mention manuscrite au verso du premier feuillet de garde) -- Annotation manuscrite au crayon "At Godman sale".BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE LA CINQUIÈME MONOGRAPHIE D'ELLIOT ADMIRABLEMENT ILLUSTRÉE, publiée en sept livraisons et dédiée au naturaliste et explorateur anglais Alfred Russel Wallace. Daniel Giraud Elliot fut l'un des fondateurs de l'American Museum of Natural History de New York. Il rend hommage, dans sa préface, aux talents de Wolf et de Smit et souligne plus loin l'étonnante beauté de ces oiseaux de paradis: "Among the many and diversified ornithological group of which we have knowledge, there is none that contains species possessing a more extraordinary and abnormal style of plumage than that in which are included the beautiful creatures universally known as Birds of Paradise". L'UN DES PLUS BEAUX LIVRES D'OISEAUX JAMAIS ÉDITÉ. Nissen IVB 296; Fine Bird Books, p. 95; Wood, p. 331; Zimmer, p. 207.

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ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

Lot 71: ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

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Description: DETAILED DESCRIPTIONThe New and heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America. New York: for the Author, [1866-] 1869.Folio (23 5/8 x 18 11/16 in.; 600 x 475 mm.). 2 vols. 72 lithographed plates all handcolored, 21 mounted wood-engraved illustrations, list of subscribers, list of plates; a few leaves lightly browned or creased, light foxing on one plate, last plate in vol.2 detached. Contemporary green half morocco; lower and outer edges rubbed.

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ELLIOT (DANIEL GIRAUD)

Lot 71: ELLIOT (DANIEL GIRAUD)

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Description: A Monograph of the Bucerotidae, or Family of the Hornbills, first edition, 57 hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after J.G. Keulemans, 3 uncoloured lithographed plates of generic characters by and after J. Smit, wood-engraved illustrations in text, library stamp on recto of title, later quarter morocco, gilt shelfmark on spine, t.e.g., bookplate of Charles T. Herbert [Nissen IVB 297; Fine Bird Books, p.74; Wood, p.331; Zimmer, p.207], folio (380 by 280mm.), Published for the Subscribers by the Author, [1877]-1882

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ELLIOT (DANIEL GIRAUD)

Lot 72: ELLIOT (DANIEL GIRAUD)

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Description: A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, first edition, 36 hand-coloured lithographed plates by J. Smit after Joseph Wolf, one uncoloured plate of generic characters, occasional light spotting, library ink shelfmark on verso of title, modern green half morocco, t.e.g. [Nissen IVB 295; Fine Bird Books, p.74; Anker, 131; Wood, p.331], folio (599 by 472mm.), Printed for the Subscribers, by the Author, 1873

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ELLIOT (DANIEL GIRAUD)

Lot 73: ELLIOT (DANIEL GIRAUD)

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Description: a Monograph of the Pittidae, or Family of Ant-Thrushes, second edition, 51 hand-coloured lithographed plates by C.F. Tholey, W. Hart, and others after Elliot, William Hart, J.G. Keulemans, P. Oudart, and Maupart, library stamp on verso of title, preface leaf and last leaf of text, contemporary green half morocco gilt, by Arthur S. Colley, rubbed, a few scuff marks, t.e.g., original parts wrappers bound in [Nissen IVB 292; Fine Bird Books, p.74; Wood, p.332; Zimmer, p.208], folio (580 by 360mm.), Bernard Quaritch, 1893-1895

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Lot 74: ELLIOT (DANIEL GIRAUD)

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Description: A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or Family of the Grouse, first edition, 27 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Elliot, Joseph Wolf (1) and William S. Morgan (2, of eggs), printed by Bowen & Co. and C.F. Tholey, lists of subscribers and plates, notice to the binder slip, title and other preliminaries spotted (only very occasional minor spotting or soiling of plates), library stamps on verso of title, first leaf of text and blank leaf at end, contemporary half morocco, t.e.g., rubbed [Nissen IVB 293; Fine Bird Books, p.74; Anker 128; Wood, p.331; Zimmer, p.205], large folio (585 by 465mm.), New York, published by the author, [1864-]1865

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                                        ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915).  The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America . New York: by the author, [1866-] 1869.

Lot 74: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America . New York: by the author, [1866-] 1869.

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America. New York: by the author, [1866-] 1869.2 volumes in one, broadsheet 2° (598 x 469mm). One-page list of subscribers. 72 FINE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES after Elliot, J. Wolf and E. Sheppard by Bowen & Co. and C.F. Tholey and an additional plate of Parus occidentalis after Elliot bound in the Introduction, 21 mounted engraved illustrations by W.J. Linton in the text. (Some light browning to text, one plate with 2 small marginal repairs.) Modern green half morocco, gilt spine, top edge gilt (two small gouges in leather of spine and upper cover). Provenance: H. Bradley Martin (booklabel; sale Sotheby's New York, June 7 1989, lot 86).FIRST EDITION. ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES PRINTED, most of which were sold to subscribers; only 71 names appear on the original subscribers list. This fine work describes and illustrates life-size the birds which are not included in the works of Audubon or Wilson. The additional plate, though mentioned in the list of plates, is not assigned a plate number and instead given the note See Introduction. Although this plate has been recorded in other copies offered at auction, none of the cited bibliographies call for (or even mention) it. Nissen IVB 294; Zimmer p. 205; Fine Bird Books 1990 p.95; Sabin 22227.

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Lot 75: ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD.

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Description: A Monograph of the Birds of Paradise. New York and Amsterdam, 1977. Profusion of reproductions. Folio, original half leather and cloth, cover and spine lettered in gilt. LIMITED EDITION, one of 250 copies, of a total edition of 500 copies. Facsimile Edition.

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                                        ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915).  A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants . New York: published by the author, [1870]-1872.

Lot 75: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants . New York: published by the author, [1870]-1872.

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants. New York: published by the author, [1870]-1872.2 volumes in one, broadsheet 2° (597 x 470mm). 2pp. list of subscribers (listing 115 names subscribing for 119 copies), plates mounted on guards throughout. 79 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates, 1 folding; after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit and J.G. Keulemans, printed by M. and N. Hanhart and P.W.M. Trap, coloured by J. D. White, 2 uncoloured plates of generic characteristics, on india paper mounted, by and after Smit. (Subscribers' list with faint vertical crease, occasional light spotting and finger-soiling.) Near-contemporary green morocco gilt extra, covers with wide gilt frames composed of three scroll tools with associated fillets and foliate cornerpieces, spine with repeat decoration of stylised foliage tools, lettered in secondment compartment, gilt edges, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: AEK (gilt cipher to upper cover) -- Arthur Scott (of Rotherfield Park, Hampshire, armorial bookplate) -- Archibald E. Scott (armorial bookplate dated 1894).THE MOST SPLENDID OF ELLIOT'S GREAT MONOGRAPHS, issued in 6 parts between June 1870 and October 1872, and described by Sitwell as 'the equal in every way to any work by Gould'. R.M. Mengel went further, noting that 'of the great nineteenth-century ornithological monographs, none save Audubon's is so sumptuous' ('Beauty and the Beast: Natural History and Art', The Living Bird, 1979-1980). The large size of the plates allied with the meticulous way in which they are coloured, gives them a magnificence which reflects the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, 'containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world.' He generously dedicated the work 'To my friend Joseph Wolf... whose unrivalled talent has graced this work with its chief attraction, and whose marvellous power of delineating animal life renders him unequalled in our time'. Anker 130; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.95; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206.

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ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Bucerotidae, or Family of Hornbills. [London?]: Taylor and Francis, published for the subscribers by the author, [1876?]-1882.

Lot 76: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Bucerotidae, or Family of Hornbills. [London?]: Taylor and Francis, published for the subscribers by the author, [1876?]-1882.

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Description: ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Bucerotidae, or Family of Hornbills. [London?]: Taylor and Francis, published for the subscribers by the author, [1876?]-1882.Imperial 2° (555 x 372mm). 'To the binder' leaf at the back. 57 FINE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES BY AND AFTER K.G. KEULEMANS, 3 uncoloured lithographic plates of generic characters by and after J. Smit, illustrations, the title to an imperial 4° issue is loosely inserted. (The 4° issue title with 120mm tear but without loss, the 31st plate, 'Sclater's Hornbill', on smaller 4°-format paper mounted to size, most leaves, including the plates, with some marginal spotting.) Contemporary dark green half morocco gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers (extremities lightly rubbed, corners slightly bumped).VERY RARE LARGE-PAPER FOLIO ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION of this 'comprehensive treatment of the entire family of hornbills' (Zimmer). A pencilled note at the front gives a limitation of 20 copies, but we have been unable to confirm this: the copy in the library of the British Museum (Natural History) is described as a large-paper copy; Zimmer mentions an imperial 2° issue in the Gallatin catalogue; Nissen reproduces this information; but in general, confusion over the correct format of the normal large-4° issue makes identification of other copies difficult. Textually the larger issue appears to be identical with the smaller, except for the deletion of 'London,' from the imprint on the title. The work was Elliot's fifth illustrated monograph on single families of birds, and his last major ornithological work. BM(NH) II, p.522; Zimmer p.207; Fine Bird Books 1990 p.95; Nissen IVB 297.

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DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (1835 - 1915), A MONOGRAPH OF THE PHASIANIDAE, OR FAMILY OF PHEASANTS: TWO

Lot 86: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (1835 - 1915), A MONOGRAPH OF THE PHASIANIDAE, OR FAMILY OF PHEASANTS: TWO

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Description: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (1835 - 1915), A MONOGRAPH OF THE PHASIANIDAE, OR FAMILY OF PHEASANTS: TWO PLATESJosef Smit (1836 - 1929)two black-and-white lithographs uncoloured (as issued) on Chine appliqué, 1870 - 1872, showing Generic Types, from the set of 79, published by the author, New York, 1872, the full sheets; all in period style gilt wood framesSheet size 596 x 465 mm. (2)

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DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (1835 - 1915), A MONOGRAPH OF THE PARADISEIDAE, OR FAMILY OF PHEASANTS:

Lot 88: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (1835 - 1915), A MONOGRAPH OF THE PARADISEIDAE, OR FAMILY OF PHEASANTS:

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Description: DANIEL GIRAUD ELLIOT (1835 - 1915), A MONOGRAPH OF THE PARADISEIDAE, OR FAMILY OF PHEASANTS: TWELVE PLATESJosef Wolf (1820 - 1899) and Josef Smit (1836 - 1929)twelve lithographs with extensive original hand-colouring, on wove, 1870 - 1872, from the set of 79, the colours fresh and vibrant, eleven with accompanying (loose) sheet of text (in paper pocket taped to the back of the frames), published by the author, New York, 1872, the full sheets, each with very pale mount-staining, occasional minor foxing, generally in good condition; all in period style gilt wood framesSheet size 596 x 465 mm. (12)

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Daniel Giraud Elliot (American 1835-1915)

Lot 92: Daniel Giraud Elliot (American 1835-1915)

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Description: Daniel Giraud Elliot (American, 1835-1915), three ornithological hand colored lithographs from "Elliot's Illustrations" after paintings/drawings by Oudart, Elliot, and Mesnel with lithograph by Bowen and Co., very slight text bleed through from reverse, very minor toning, matted and framed under glass in matching frames, ss: 17 3/4" h. x 12 3/4" w. (not examined out of frame)

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