Lot 145 of 443:
Aves Hawaiienses facsimile with 60 color plates  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$330
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Aves Hawaiienses: The Birds of the Sandwich Islands

Author:
Wilson, Scott B., and A.H. Evans

Place:
[Honolulu]

Publisher:
[Hemmeter Publishing Corporation]

Date:
[1989]

Description:

[2], vii, [1], 27, [4] pp. Text by Samuel M. Gon III. With 60 color plates after Frederick William Frohawk, 30.7x24 cm (12x9½"). Booklet: 25.5x14 cm (10x5½") printed wrappers, presented in cloth-covered rose-wood box with booklet pocket, illustrated cover label, lettered in gilt. No. 72 of an edition limited to 250 copies. 

A beautiful facsimile edition which reproduced 60 of the 65 original plates from Aves Hawaiienses, originally published serially between 1890-99. Considered to be one of the two great ornithological works on the birds of the Hawaiian Islands. Depicts many species now extinct or endangered due to deforestation and disease. ''The text is comprehensive and the illustrations are very fine examples of Frohawk's careful work." (Jackson Bird Illustrators, p 105).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Hints of foxing to rosewood box cloth cover; else fine.


 
Item number:
306027
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