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Les Races Bovines au Concours Universel Agricole de Paris en 1856.
Les Races Bovines au Concours Universel Agricole de Paris en 1856. Études Zootechniques publiées par ordre de S. Exc. le Ministre de l'Agriculture du Commerce et des Travaux Publics par M. Emile Baudement [...]
Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, MDCCCLXI [1861, but 1862].
Plate volume only (lacking 3 text volumes); oblong folio, original half morocco gilt; pp. iv + 5 half-titles, 87 numbered mixed-method plates. Binding worn and faded.
The cows of Europe, divided into five regions: the British Isles, Holland & Denmark, Switzerland and Germany, the Empire of Austria and France. Many of the plates are copied from photographs by Adrien Nadar and artists like J. Mélin, Emile van Marcke and Rosa and Isodore Bonheur. The images are copied onto the plate using heliography, then manually enhanced using methods including soft ground etching, mezzotint and aquatint, and finished off with a lithographic background tint. The work usually contains five maps, which are not present here. As there is no evidence they were ever included it is likely they were folded into the text volumes in this issue.
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[Set of four fruit prints, presented within separately-printed rococco borders.]
[Set of four fruit prints, presented within separately-printed rococco borders.]
[Fruit after Johann Wilhelm Weinmann.]
[Regensburg: Hieronymus Lentz, 1737-1745.]
Four very decorative engravings, printed in colours and hand-finished, trimmed with horticultural-themed etched borders pasted over. Total printed area 480 x 350mm (19 x 13¾"). Some spotting, worm holes in margins, two plates with fruits named in old ink mss.
Four fine fruit prints in a unique presentation, within identical, near-contemporary extra borders designed for such usage. The same design is printed on the reverse of the sheet. The fruit come from volumes three and four of Weinmann's 'Phytanthoza iconographia', a work famous for the quality of its colour printing.
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[Lioness on Rock.]
[Lioness on Rock.]
HD. Herbert Dicksee. [pencil signature.]
[n.d., c.1930.]
Etching, signed by the artist. 160 x 260mm (6¼ x 10¼"), with publisher's blind stamps. Framed. Unexamined out of the frame.
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A Short Horned Heifer, 7 Years old.
A Short Horned Heifer, 7 Years old. Bred & fed by Mr Robert Colling of Barmpton, near Darlington, in the County of Durham, to whom this Print is respectfully inscribed by his obedient Servant, W.m Robinson. Proof.
Painted by Tho.s Weaver. Engraved by Will.m Ward, Engraver extraordinary to their R.H. the Prince Regent & Duke of York.
Published Decr 13, 1811, by W. Robinson, Darlington.
Fine mezzotint, printed in colours and hand finished. 515 x 610mm (20¼ x 24"), on Whatman paper. Repairs to edges.
Boalch: 28. Frankau: 262 only state.
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The American Cowslip.
The American Cowslip.
Henderson del. Warner sculp.
London. Published May 1, 1801 by Dr. Thornton.
Aquatint with stipple and line, printed in colours and hand-finished. 550 x 450mm (21¾ x 17¾"). Framed, with page from original text pasted on backboard. Unexamined out of frame.
An illustration of the American Cowslip, a member of the genus 'Dodecatheon'. It was published in Dr Robert John Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' 1799-1807, considered by many to be the greatest English colour-plate flower book, and the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat, in this case with ships in the background.
Dunthorne: p.250, state i of ii.
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The White Lily with Variegated-leaves.
The White Lily with Variegated-leaves.
Henderson pinx.t. Stadler sculp.t.
London Published Aug.t 1, 1800, by Dr. Thornton.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 540 x 400mm, 21¼ x 16". Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum), native of the Middle East, from Dr Robert John Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' 1799-1807, considered by many to be the greatest English colour-plate flower book, and the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat. Here the plant is growing under the shadow of trees, with a clearing behind with a Grecian temple. Thornton (1768-1837) was an English physician and botanical writer. At Trinity College, Cambridge he turned away from the church towards medicine, having been inspired by the works of Linnaeus and Thomas Martyn's lectures. He went on to work at Guy's Hospital, London, where he later lectured in medical botany. Ht took some time off to travel abroad, which is when he began his ambitious work, the 'Temple of Flora', for which he produced a total of 33 coloured plates. His original plan was to publish seventy folio-size plates, however the lack of public interest spelled disaster and Thornton died in poverty.
Dunthorne: p. 249, state i of iv.
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