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    Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Two Prints: Lophophorus L'Huysh. [and:] Numida Verreauxii.

    A pair of striking hand-colored lithographs from Elliot's Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants (New York: 1870-1872). Lophophorus L'Huysh is in excellent condition with the exception of toning along the edges and the missing tip of the lower left corner. Right side shows binding edge. [and:] Numida Verreauxii is in somewhat lesser condition, with general overall toning, an area of discoloration to lower left corner, and what appears to be a broken brown streak intruding into the margin caused by mending or mounting tape, the residue of which is seen along the binding edge, recto and verso. Both prints have light penciled notations. 18.75 x 23.75 inches, and 18.75 x 23.75 inches, respectively.


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    Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915), a respected American ornithologist who travelled the world amassing a huge collection of bird specimens, was affiliated with several natural history institutions, including Chicago's Field Museum. As a man of independent wealth, no expense was spared in producing his lavish folio works, such as A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants (1870-1872) and A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise (1873). Elliot supplied the text and commissioned acclaimed bird artists Josef Wolf and Joseph Smit to render the rich and "poetical" illustrations.



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    June, 2009
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