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    Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Ceriornis Blythii.

    A wonderful hand-colored lithograph from Elliot's Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants (New York: 1870-1872). In excellent condition except for a general toning of the paper and a light mat burn. Lower left corner has a tiny chip at the tip and a small area of discoloration just adjacent. Remnants of mounting tape to reverse. Right side shows binding edge. Light penciled notations. 19 x 23.5 inches.


    More Information: 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
    16th-17th Tuesday-Wednesday
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