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Case Antiques Auctions and Appraisals
Fine Art and Antiques Auction
Saturday, June 30, 2012

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lot# 161
Title Gould's Synopsis of The Birds of Australia, w/provenanc
Year 1837 - 1838
Description A Synopsis of The Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands by John Gould, F.L.S., published by the author, 20 Broad Street, Golden Square, London, 1837-38. 73 hand-colored lithographic plates by and after Elizabeth Gould, 8 pp. Description of New Species at end. Owner's bookplate on end paper: George Ernest Morrison. Paper label on end paper: Angus and Robertson, Booksellers to the University, 89 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Sheets: 10-5/8" x 7-1/8", Volume: super octavo. Dark green half-leather, gilt-ruled, decorative stamped binding, all edges gilt. Provenance: George Ernest Morrison (1862-1920) was a journalist, traveller and political adviser to the Chinese government. He sold his library of Western language works on China, over 20,000 volumes, maps and pamphlets in 1917 to Baron Iwasaki, then president of Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. The collection is now held by the Tokyo Toyo Bunka Kenkyusho. (See Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University). more ...
Misc. Stamped
Estimate 2,500 - 3,500 USD

lot# 162
Title Eleazar Albin, 23 Bird Engravings
Year 1731 - 1737
Description 23 hand colored engravings on laid paper of birds, from the first book on ornithology with hand colored plates to be published in English: "A Natural History of Birds" by Eleazar Albin (a 3 volume set, published London, 1731-1737). Each measures approximately 11" x 8-3/4". Includes: The Royston Crow; The Minor from East India; The Invite; Petite Alouette; The Swift; The Black Game Heath Cock; The Beniahbow; The White China Pheasant; The Jack Dan; Starling; The Black Game Hen; The Portugal Dove; The Bunting; The Black Bull Finch; The Black Lark; The Cornish Chough; The King Guzell; The Lesser Sea Swallow; The Lesser Sea Cock Swallow; Ash Coloured Butcher Bird; Wheat Ear; The Sky Lark; The Wood Lark. Provenance: Estate of Salli LaGrone, Franklin, TN. more ...
Estimate 1,200 - 1,800 USD



lot# 164
Title 20 A.L. Wirsing oology engravings, eggs in nests
Year 1733 - 1797
Description Group of twenty numbered and hand colored engraved plates on laid paper depicting birds' eggs in nests, after A.L. Wirsing (Adam Ludwig Wirsing, German, 1733-1797), probably from the book Sammlung von Nestern und Eyern verschiedener Všgel, published 1772. Includes Wiedhopf, Gold Eule, Mandel Haher, Blau Specht and others (detailed list available on request). All approximately 15-1/2" x 9-5/8". Provenance: Estate of Salli LaGrone, Franklin, TN. more ...
Misc. Signed
Estimate 800 - 1,200 USD

lot# 173
Title Cold Painted Bronze Arabian Plaque Attrib. Waagen
Year 1833 - 1898
Description Cold painted bronze or cast metal plaque attributed to Arthur Waagen (German, 1833 - 1898) depicting an Arab or Algerian man against a mosque window backdrop. Plaque retains much of the original bright paint. Signed "Waagen" lower left. 24 1/4" H x 14 3/4" W. Late 19th century. more ...
Misc. Signed
Estimate 800 - 1,000 USD

lot# 537
Title 21 Matthias Merian Garden Engravings 1664 and 1714
Year 1664 - 1714
Description 21 Matthias Merian Prints, early gardening subjects, 17 from the first edition and 4 from the Valentini edition. Item 1: "Der Fruchtbringenden Geselschaft Nahmen Vorhaben, Gemalde und Worter" by Ludwig, Prince of Anhalt engravings by Matthias Merian first edition, published in Frankfurt, 1664. Plate include: 11, 35, 83, 127, 145, 188, 217, 252, 270, 280, 283, 294, 310, 322, 325, 339, 341, 351, 371, 380, 384 and 894. 7 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W. Item 2: 4 Matthias Merian botanical prints from Valentini Edition, 1714. Engravings Include Plate 13 Lattich Lactuca, Plate 4 ylop hyllopus, Plate 6 spargen asparagus, Plate 1 Ballam apffel Momordica. 13 1/2"H x 8 1/4" W 14 x 8-1/2. Provenance: Estate of Salli Shropshire LaGrone, Franklin, TN. more ...
Estimate 750 - 1,000 USD


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