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Lot number: 41544
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Publisher: STANISLAS (Frère).
Title: Principaux oiseaux de l’Australie dessinés sur nature par frère Stanislas, pensionnat des frères maristes.
Published: Sydney, c. 1899

Size: 23.2 x 17.3 inches.
59.0 x 44.0 cm.
Colouring: In attractive strong original colours.
Condition:  Folio. Half red chagrin, spine with 5 raised bands gilt, title gilt on front cover. Binding slightly soiled and water staining on back cover. Foxing and brown staining throughout. Stamp on title-page : "Exposition universelle Paris-1900, union des frères enseignants, médaille d’or.".
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Unique album with a title in manuscript illustrated with 9 original gouaches of birds like bowerbirds, kingfishers and parakeets, according to the title drawn after nature and represented in their natural environment. Captions in Latin below each water colour. Plates mounted on guards and pasted on cardboard.

Featuring the most important birds of Australia prepared by the Marist Brother Stanislas during his stay in Sydney with the Marist Brothers.

The album was presented in Paris at the Universal Exhibition of 1900, and it received a gold medal.
An exceptional testimony of the ornithology of Australia at the beginning of the 20th century.

"The Marist Brothers is an international Religious Institute of the Catholic Church founded by a French Priest, St Marcellin Champagnat, in 1817.
The mission given by St Marcellin to his followers was to “make Jesus Christ known and loved”. This has been achieved over the last two hundred years by educating, forming and caring for young people. Schools have been a favored arena for the Brothers’ apostolic work.

In 1872 four Brothers arrived from Europe to form the first Australian community. Marist life and work flourished, and with the exception of Tasmania Marist Brothers have worked in every Australian State and Territory."






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Item category: Australasia & Oceanie | Australia

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