Natural History Atlases & Travel; 7th December 1993;
Sotheby's London, London, 1993, Illustrated Wraps, , , Very Good
170 pp. 480 lots. Bibliography, Index. Some light bumping to corners. Contents: Natural History, lots 1-105; Naval and Military, lots106-114; Costume, lots 115-120; Architecture, Technology and Transport, lots 121-163; British Isles, lots 164-204; General Atlases, lots 205-219; Europe, lots 220-263; World Mpas, lots 264-284; Portolan Chart, lot 285; Greece, Turkey and the Levant lots 286-311; Palestine and the Middle East, lots 312-331; The Americas, lots 332-344; North America, lots 345-361; South America, lots 362-378; Africa, lots 379-384; Asia, lots 385-404; The Property of The Lord O'Hagen, MEP, lots 405-466; Arctic, lots 467-468; Australasia and the Pacific, lots 469-481.Illus. of Ulisse Aldrovandi, Jean Louis Agassiz, Eugenio Bettoni, Alecandre Bivort (Pomologie), James Bolton, Charles Lucien Bonapart, Georges Cuvier, Francois Marie Daudin, Edward Donovan, Leonhard Fuchs, John Gould, Moses Harris, Robert Hogg and Henry Graves Bull, Hans Joachim Henneberger (Ein Thuer Vogel Fisch und Bloumen Bouch), Theophilus Johnson, Charles Lemaire (Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe), Thomas Lord (Lord's Entire New System of Ornithology), Francois Nicolas Martinet (Histoire des Oiseaux), Nozeman, Houttuyn and Sepp (Nederlandische Vogelen), Thomas Pennant (British Zoology), Redoute, Schlegel (Traite de Fauconnerie), Selby, Seligmann (Verzameling van Uitlandsche en Zeldzaame Vogelen), Louis Jean Viellot (Histoire Naturelle de Plus Beaux oiseaux Chanteurs de la Zon Torride), Ralph Stennett, Robert John Thornton (New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus and the Temple of Flora).
from Cyrano de Bergerac
Last in a parody of Marlowe—shout summing it up, “Did that outrageous snout launch all those ships with a blast and carry on till it sneezed down the towers of Ilion?” That is a sketch of what you might have said had you been even moderately bred. For any man, not stinking of the stable where you were born, had certainly been able to decorate with breeding's natural empery, in this great company, my rough extempore. But had you done so, the fourth line, my lord, would have been puctuated with my sword. For though I mock myself with flawless verve, my imitators get what they deserve.Edmond Rostand