Antiquarian Auctions

SA Auction #84 ends in

US Auction #3 begins on 13 Aug 2020

Chapin (James P.)

BIRDS OF THE BELGIAN CONGO

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

Published: American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1932-1954

Lot closed

Sold for: Register or Sign In to find out

Bids: 11

Visits: 33

Have a similar item to sell? Contact Us with the details.

How it works

Register

4 volumes, 756 + 632 + 821 + 846 pages, colour frontispiece in volume 2, folding map, 72 black & white plates, 328 text figures (including many maps), volumes 1 & 2 in blue cloth gilt (spines of faded, volume 1 is reinforced at the hinge opposite the title page and on page 740, volume 2 is reinforced at the title page and on page 614), volumes 3 & 4 are in blue rexine, contents bright, a good set.

Bulletin of American Natural History volumes 65, 75, 75A and 75B

James Paul Chapin (1889–1964) was an American ornithologist, one of the highest-regarded ornithologists of the twentieth century. He was joint leader (with Herbert Lang) of the Lang–Chapin expedition, which made a biological survey of the Belgian Congo between 1909 and 1915. For his work The Birds of the Belgian Congo, Part I, he was awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal from the National Academy of Sciences in 1932. He received a doctorate from Columbia University in 1919, and then began a lengthy career at the American Museum of Natural History. Chapin served as the 17th president of The Explorers Club from 1949 to 1950 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Chapin

  • Overall Condition: A Good Set
  • Size: 8vo (250 x 160mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Visa & Mastercard via PayGate secure links and Bank transfers
  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


Similar lots in the current auction View all

Click on an item to view more details and to bid.

© 2020 Paul Mills trading as AntiquarianAuctions.com. All rights reserved. Use of this website is regulated by our website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.