OORT, Prof. Dr. E. D. van.

Lot 189: Very fine copy of Van Oort's monumental work on Dutch birds

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

June 19, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: NATURAL HISTORY - OORT, Prof. Dr. E. D. van. Ornithologia Neerlandica. De vogels van Nederland. 5 vols.. The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1922-1935. 5 volumes. Folio. Publisher's three quarter dark blue morocco and raised bands, gilt decorations and title on spine. Top gilt. Profusely illustrated with over 400 colour plates after drawings by A.M. Koekoek. Outer text pp. sl. wrinkled, occasional foxing (text pages), some waterstaining along the edges, 2 small ink spots on first endpaper vol. III, covers sl. scratched, plates very good, edges sl. browned, some marginal foxing. (12), 250; (8), 265; (8), 252; (4), 256; (8), 325 pp.
Artist or Maker: OORT, Prof. Dr. E. D. van.
Extraordinary copy of this impressive standard work on Dutch ornithology, without the usual discolouring of the spines.
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