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Riesenthal 1876 CLASSIC FOLIO on BIRDS OF PREY 60 plates

Falconry. HAND FINISHED CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS

Riesenthal, O. V.

Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Atlas

Kassel , Fischer, (1876-1878).

Large folio. 43 x 30 cms. approx. 14 x 9 inches (including text) on sheets 15.5 x 11 inches.

 

Illustrated with 60 superb chromolithographs of birds of prey. Unbound chromolithographed ornithological plates from paintings by von Riesenthal.

Loosely contained in the original cloth portfolio.

The rare first edition of the atlas of this important work on raptors.

The sixty plates depict the birds in a natural setting, most frequently at one-third life size. Plates XXVI and XXVII depict a hawk on a falconer's gauntlet and a variety of gear

Nissen IVB 782; Anker 442; Zimmer II, 525.

"Oskar von Riesenthal, dessen Monographie der Raubvögel Deutschlands..., ein Prachtwerk darstellt, das sich den englischen in künstlerischer hinsicht an die Seite stellen kann, auch in der Ausführung der handkolorierten, bei Th. Fischer in Kassel lithographierten Tafeln." (Claus Nissen).


"Diese Erstausgabe des hervorragensten Werkes über die Raubvögel wird sehr viel mehr geschätzt als die zweite, weil der Text vollständiger u. die Ausführung der Tafel besser ist" (Wilhelm Junk).

 

Condition:
Binding rubbed and inner flaps defective and with repairs; first plate a touch spotted; some marginal spotting and staining outside image. Title leaves age toned. Overall extremely clean.

 

 

 

ITEM #RIES60

PRICE: $1,200.00

 

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