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Auction archive: Lot number 61

LOW, David (1786-1859). - The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Isles … illustrated with Plates, from Drawings by Mr. W. Nicholson … Reduced from a Series of Portraits … by Mr W. Shiels.

Estimate
£5,000 - £8,000
ca. US$7,668 - US$12,269
Price realised:
£9,500
ca. US$14,570
Auction archive: Lot number 61

LOW, David (1786-1859). - The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Isles … illustrated with Plates, from Drawings by Mr. W. Nicholson … Reduced from a Series of Portraits … by Mr W. Shiels.

Estimate
£5,000 - £8,000
ca. US$7,668 - US$12,269
Price realised:
£9,500
ca. US$14,570
Beschreibung:

The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Isles … illustrated with Plates, from Drawings by Mr. W. Nicholson … Reduced from a Series of Portraits … by Mr W. Shiels.
London: [Wilson and Ogilvy] for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, [1840-]1842. 14 parts in 2 volumes, folio (430 x 335 mm). 56 colored lithographic plates, finished by hand and heightened with gum Arabic by Fairland after W. Nicholson, from paintings by W. Shiels. Contemporary maroon half morocco, spines with raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, g.e. Condition : intermittent light foxing and offsetting; some rubbing to spines and corners. Provenance : Ernest Richard Orlando Bridgeman (bookplate); Lynn Abbott Trust. first edition depicting native breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs . “The descriptions are preceded by a full history of the wild and domesticated races so far as known. The two most remarkable circumstances in the history of the horse are the character of the British race-horse and the escape of the horse from human control in Spanish America” (Low). Mellon/Podeschi 168; Nissen ZBI 2564; Wood p.442.

Auction archive: Lot number 61
Auction:
Datum:
11 Nov 2008
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 78398880
Beschreibung:

The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Isles … illustrated with Plates, from Drawings by Mr. W. Nicholson … Reduced from a Series of Portraits … by Mr W. Shiels.
London: [Wilson and Ogilvy] for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, [1840-]1842. 14 parts in 2 volumes, folio (430 x 335 mm). 56 colored lithographic plates, finished by hand and heightened with gum Arabic by Fairland after W. Nicholson, from paintings by W. Shiels. Contemporary maroon half morocco, spines with raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, g.e. Condition : intermittent light foxing and offsetting; some rubbing to spines and corners. Provenance : Ernest Richard Orlando Bridgeman (bookplate); Lynn Abbott Trust. first edition depicting native breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs . “The descriptions are preceded by a full history of the wild and domesticated races so far as known. The two most remarkable circumstances in the history of the horse are the character of the British race-horse and the escape of the horse from human control in Spanish America” (Low). Mellon/Podeschi 168; Nissen ZBI 2564; Wood p.442.

Auction archive: Lot number 61
Auction:
Datum:
11 Nov 2008
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 78398880
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