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    Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Lophorina Atra.

    An impressive hand-colored lithograph with gold highlights from Elliot's Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise (London: 1873). Mat burn to edges. One-inch tear to tip of right corner; half-inch tear to lower left edge. Tiny amount of paper loss to very tips of all corners but top left. Faint spotting. Mounting tape to reverse. Light penciled notations. 18.25 x 23.25 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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