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Ridinger, Johann Elias, 1698–1767

Das nach Original Zeichnungen geschilderte Thier Reich = Les animaux representés suivant des desseins originels.

Additional Title(s):

Animaux representés suivant des desseins originels

[S.l. : s.n., 1768?]
Physical Description:
2 v. ([2], 24, [2], 20 p., [62] leaves of plates; [2], 20, [2], 17, [1] p., [65] leaves of plates) : chiefly ill. ; 45 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2007 12
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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A collection of hand-colored animal engravings chiefly by Johann Elias Ridinger, with some by his son Martin Elias. Published after Ridinger's death with the addition of frontispieces and introductory text by his sons Martin Elias and Johann Jakob.
In two parts, each with a sepia engraved frontispiece serving as a title page Frontispiece to pt. 1 has no title and bears commemorative portrait of Johann Elias Ridinger and dedicatory verses. Frontispiece to pt. 2 depicts animals and has title followed by volume statement "2ter Theil".
Letterpress sections consist of German text followed by a French translation, each with separate pagination and register, with text and translation divided by an unpaginated leaf bearing list of plates in German on recto and in French on verso.
Plates have captions giving the names of the depicted animals in Latin, German and French.
With wood-engraved text ornaments throughout.
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, hawking, shooting, III, p. 145-146
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt-tooled green morocco, with marbled end-papers and gilt edges. Unidentified sepia armorial bookplate with motto "Advance with courage" on inside of upper board. Armorial bookplate with inscription "Ex libris Schwerdtii" on inside of upper board. Slip of blue paper bearing typescript description of book pasted to verso of first free end-paper.
Subject Terms:
Animals -- Pictorial works.
Schwerdt, C. F. G. R. (Charles Francis George Richard), 1862-1939 -- Bookplate.
Zoology -- Pictorial works.
Wood engravings -- 1768.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1768.
Ridinger, Martin Elias, ca. 1730-1780.
Ridinger, Johann Jakob.

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