Lot 7042: Jacob H. Studer STUDER'S POPULAR ORNITHOLOGY: THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA 1881 Theodore Jasper Chromolithograph Plates
May 6, 2012
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Studer's Popular Ornithology; The Birds of North America: Upwards of Seven Hundred Different Species and Varieties Comprising All That Are Known To Exist on This Continent, Are Represented on the One Hundred and Nineteen Crayon Plates, Artistically Drawn and Colored from Nature by Theordore Jasper. Including a Letter Press Devoted to Giving a Popular Account of Their Habits and Characteristics, Based on Standard Authorities and the Most Eminent Writers on Ornithology of the Day.
Author: Jacob H. Studer Jacob Henry Studer (26 February 1840 Columbus, Ohio - 2 August 1904 New York City) was a printer, lithographer, painter, and popular ornithologist active in Columbus, Ohio from the 1860s to the 1880s. He was also author of a work entitled "Columbus, Ohio; its History, Resources, and Progress" (1873). He founded the Board of Trade of Columbus in 1872 (New York Times, 1904). Studer was active in the American Ornithologists' Union and the Ohio Society of New York. Later in his life, Studer resided in New York City (Haverstock, 2000; New York Times, 1904), apparently as early as 1887 (New York Times, 1887). He is best known as the author of "Studer's Popular Ornithology." This work had several editions, published over the period 1874 to 1903 (Cornell University). It was illustrated with chromolithographs after paintings by Theodore Jasper. Studer died in his office (Manhattan Building, 96th 5th Avenue), where he also lived at the time.
Publisher: Jacob H. Studer & Co.
City: New York
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 12.5" Height: 15.5"
Book Details: First published in 1878, this ranks as one of the best, as well as one of the last, great color-illustrated ornithologies. Later editions, especially the 1903 edition, have noticeably inferior quality plates.
Condition / Notes: Disbound antique folio with original front wrapper showing light soiling, chipping at edges and small tear to lower portion. Initial pages of text show chipping and light foxing. Final page of text shows chipped edges with minor loss of text in upper left-hand corner. Text shows no markings. Illustrated with 119 chromolithographs drawn and colored from nature by Theodore Jasper. All plates with tissue guards are present. Light foxing and/or smudging may appear at margins of plates. Annotations in pencil can be seen on reverse side of plates.
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