Sale: 366 / Rare Books including Marine Art, May 17./18. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 297

 
George Montagu - Ornithological Dictionary, 3 Bde., 1802

297
George Montagu
Ornithological Dictionary, 3 Bde., 1802
Estimate:
€ 250 / $ 275
Sold:
€ 336 / $ 369

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Montagu, G., Ornithological dictionary; or, alphabetical synopsis of British birds. 2 vols.and supplement vol., together 3 vols. With colored engr. frontispiece and 24 engr. plates by E. Dorville. London, J. White 1802 and (suppl.:) Exeter, S. Woolmer 1813. Contemp. calf with fillet. gilt inside borders as well as gilt edges (spine appropriately renewed). 8vo. 1 l., XLII pp., 162 ll.; 170 ll.; VI pp., 237 ll.

Zimmer II, 441f. - Mullens/Swann p. 410. - Nissen, Vogelb. 642. - Anker 344 (only suppl.). - First edition. Rare. - "An exceedingly useful publication containing a great amount of information about British birds arranged alphabetically under the vernacular names of the species." (Zimmer) - Somewhat browned. Engraved armorial bookplate "John Tilley".

297
George Montagu
Ornithological Dictionary, 3 Bde., 1802
Estimate:
€ 250 / $ 275
Sold:
€ 336 / $ 369

(incl. 20% surcharge)