London: William Daniell, 1820.
From Drawings Made by the Late Mr. Samuel Daniell. 40 (of 48) plates of soft-ground etching. 1 vols. Oblong folio. 40 Plates of Southern Africa, 1820. Blue buckram, black spine label, some discoloration; foxing to a few plates (mostly marginal, heavy to plate 48), slight waterstaining to lower outside corners. Abbey, Travel I, 326; Mendelssohn, Vol. I, pp. 412-13. Item #31662
William Daniell in his preface states, with regard to his brother Samuel's drawings, “He was indefatigable in the pursuit of the various subjects he has delineated; and it was his constant care to see the animals alive, that he might make himself master of their actions and habits. To the knowledge acquired in this way, he added all that could be obtained…by conversation with the peasants and natives.” The letterpress descriptions accompanying the plates were the work of Dr. Somerville and John Barrow.
“A most beautiful and sensitive work.” (Abbey).
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