• Sale 4802

    Fine Printed Books

    21 March 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

    WALTON, Elijah (1832-1880). The Camel, its Anatomy, Proportions and Paces. London: Day and Son, 1865. 2° (554 x 364mm). Lithographic frontispiece and 96 plates (including 49 bis and 50 bis), some coloured. (Spotting, waterstaining to lower margin occasionally affecting plates, some plates disbound.) Original maroon cloth, gilt title, gilt edges (lacking cloth spine, corners worn). Provenance: Elijah Walton (presentation inscription to:) -- Arthur Ryland Esq.

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    WALTON, Elijah (1832-1880). The Camel, its Anatomy, Proportions and Paces. London: Day and Son, 1865. 2° (554 x 364mm). Lithographic frontispiece and 96 plates (including 49 bis and 50 bis), some coloured. (Spotting, waterstaining to lower margin occasionally affecting plates, some plates disbound.) Original maroon cloth, gilt title, gilt edges (lacking cloth spine, corners worn). Provenance: Elijah Walton (presentation inscription to:) -- Arthur Ryland Esq.

    FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR 'To Arthur Ryland Esq, with the authors Kind Regards, June 8th, 1867'. Elijah Walton was a landscape painter and, like many Victorian artists, he became passionately interested in the nature he painted and how it was formed. He became a fellow of the Geological Society in March 1867 and of the Royal Historical Society in November 1872. 'The thoroughness of Walton's observation of the camel could, perhaps, compare with George Stubbs's on the horse in the previous century' (ODNB). Nissen ZBI 4333.


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