With 364 ornithological plates

Wright, M. W. / Wright, F. von. Svenska faglar efter naturen och pa sten ritade. Med Text af E. Lönnberg.

Stockholm, Förlaget Svenska Fåglar, 1927-1929.

Folio. 3 vols. 9, (3), 295, (1) pp. 9, (1), 296-546 pp. 16, 547-902 pp. With 364 colored lithogr. ornithological plates and numerous text illustrations. Conmtemp. half calf with title to gilt spine; faux raised bands colored black and raised with gilt fillets, enclosing the image of a bird). All edges marbled; marbled endpapers.


A magnificent publication and the standard work on Scandinavian ornithology. Originally published between 1828 and 1838 in 105 installments. In addition to the original 184 plates, the present second edition contains reproductions of further drawings by the Wright brothers newly discovered in the Kungl. Vetenskaps-Akademien Stockholm and in the Helsingfors University Library.

"[D]ie Bilder schwedischer Vögel der Brüder von Wright [sind] so vorzüglich [...], daß man sie noch ein Jahrhundert später einer Neuausgabe für wert gehalten hat, wobei noch fast die gleiche Anzahl bisher unveröffentlichter Tafeln ans Licht gekommen ist" (Nissen, p. 54f.).

A fine, appealingly bound copy.


Nissen, Vogelb. 1026. Anker 544. Wood 637.

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