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SA Auction #88 begins on 21 Jan 2021

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Hook, Hilary (Descriptive Text)

Some Birds and Mammals of Africa, by Axel Amuchastegui-( Signed and Numbered 487/505 copies)

Published: The Tryon Gallery, Dover Street,London, 1979

Edition: First Edition.487/505.

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Quarter bound dark blue leather with illustrator's vignette to front leather binding, matching marbled boards, with gilt lettering to spine.

The plates have been reproduced in multi-colour lithography at The Curwen Press Limited, of London who also composed the text in Monotype Caslon. The plates were printed on matt-coated cartridge and the text on Hollingworth all-rag paper. Quarter bound by Zaehnsdorf of London in morocco and hand-marbled paper by Societe des Papier Keller Dorian et Tutois Freres Reunis with the exception of certain copies bound in full vellum.

The Plates


I. Verreaux's or Black Eagle. In the collection of Mr & Mrs Desmond Weedon.

II. Ross's Touraco. In a private collection.

III. African Spoonbill. In the collection of Mr & Mrs Sandy A.Mactaggart.

IV. White-headed Buffalo Weaver. In a private collection.

V. Golden-headed Starling. In the collection of Mr & Mrs John Moni.


VI. Lion. In the collection of Sir Nicholas and Lady Nuttall.

VII. Bushbuck. In a private collection.

VIII. Rock Hyrax. In a private collection.

IX. Leopard. In a private collection.

X. Bat-eared or Delalande's Fox. In a private collection.

XI. Banded Mongoose. In a private collection.

XII. Kirk's Dikdik. In the collection of Mr Daniel Galbreath.

XIII. Caracal. In the collection of Sir Nicholas and Lady Nuttall.

XIV. Abyssinian Colobus Monkey. In a private collection.

All the plates have accompanying text and data, with tissue guards to each plate.

The Book is in fine condition- the slipcase in dark blue cloth has been rubbed.

  • Jacket Condition: Book and Slipcase as published
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 55 X 36cm (Slipcase)
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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