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Andrew Smith (b. 1934)

Lot 6: SMITH, ANDREW.

Sotheby's

November 4, 2010
London, United Kingdom

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SMITH, ANDREW. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ZOOLOGY OF SOUTH AFRICA. LONDON: SMITH, ELDER AND CO., [1838]-1849 First edition, 5 volumes, 4to (315 x 245mm.), 3 errata slips, 279 lithographed plates, all but 11 coloured by hand, comprising: Reptilia , 78 plates, 3 plain; Invertebratae , 4 plates; Mammalia , 52 plates, 4 plain; Pisces , 31 plates, 4 plain; Aves, 114 plates, original cloth, inkstamps of the North Devon Athenaeum, [Mendelssohn (1957) 2, 328; Nissen ZBI 3868; Wood, p.570], some plates browned in the Aves volume, some wear to spines and joints , lower cover of Reptilia loose, spine torn

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"This handsome and valuable work gives full particulars of the natural history subjects of South Africa... The illustrations, which are of a very high order, were executed by Mr George Ford" (Mendelssohn).

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