Iconografia della fauna italica : per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati / di Carlo L. principe Bonaparte, principe di Canino
Originally issued in 30 fascicles.
A bibliographic account of this work by Tommaso Salvadori, giving collation, date of publication of the various parts, and index of the species illustrated, appears in Bollettino dei Musei di zoologia ed anatomia comparata della R. Università di Torino, vol. III, no. 48 (June 20, 1888).
Illustrators include Alex. Capalti, Pietro Quattrocchi, Car. Ruspi, and Const. Squanguerillo. Plates lithographed by Battistelli, Rosi, Santarelli, and Wieller.
Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, Bd. 1, Nr. 459
Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 66-67
Anker, J. Bird books and bird art, 48
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CHMRB has 1 copy; SCNHRB has 2 copies (1 complete and 1 incomplete).
The CHMRB copy (accession nos. 8168-8170) has a printed correction label pasted over part of the text, obscuring a few words, on the 1st p. of the introduzione in t. 1.
The CHMRB copy has an old half-vellum binding with black cloth-covered boards, a gilt-tooled spine; raised bands; and red and black leather spine labels.
SCNHRB c. 1 (39088009224551; 39088009226002; 39088009225863) has provenance stamp on t.p.'s: Castellucci.
SCNHRB c. 1 has an old (contemporary?) dark quarter-leather binding with embossed-cloth-covered boards; gilt-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; re-backed.
SCNHRB c. 2 has t. 2 (39088010317410; transfered from REPT), t. 3 (39088000959114; transfered from FISH), and a portfolio of apparently related class tables (39088006372551), only.
SCNHRB c. 2 of t. 2 is imperfect: plates 59 and 81 are wanting; the text for Bufo vulgaris (plate 82) is also wanting. SCNHRB c. 2 has bookplate: Library of Congress (Smithsonian Deposit); a prospectus ( p.) dated "28 Novembre 1832" is bound in at the end. Old brown half-leather binding with embossed cloth-covered boards; raised bands; gilt-lettered spine label; and marbled endpapers.
SCNHRB c. 2 of t. 3 is imperfect: plates 135, 151, 154, and some related text pages are wanting. The original printed paper cover from the back of fasc. 7 is bound in after plate 11; a typed translation of part of Atherina hepsetus is laid in.
SCNHRB c. 2 has a separate portfolio with 4 folded "class tables" for I. Mammalia (double leaf); II. Aves (quadruple leaf); III. Amphibia (double leaf) and IV. Pisces (quadruple leaf). Each class table has a running footer printed at the bottom that reads "Icon. Faun. Ital. Caroli L. Bonaparte." These class tables are not mentioned in the bibliographical sources consulted and may be a supplemental part issued with only a few copies of the work. The class tables are in an old portfolio of gilt-tooled green half-morocco with marbled paper boards and a handwritten label pasted on the front. The class tables have a few handwritten notes in pencil, and are stamped: U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Mar. 30, 1882; accession no.: 124883. The tables also have a red ink stamp for S.F. Baird.
CHMRB preservation buckram enclosures supported by the Collections Care and Preservation Fund (CCPF) in 2014.