Martinet, François Nicolas
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- Histoire des oiseaux peints dans tous leurs aspects. Paris: chez l’auteur, 1790
FIRST EDITION, 6 volumes (only, of 9), 8vo (202 x 128mm.), 6 additional hand-coloured engraved titles (the last 4 in later manuscript), 236 hand-coloured engraved plates, some heightened with gold, some printed on blue paper, later green half morocco gilt, [Nissen IVB 598; Ronsil 1932], bookplates of Alan Brooke and H.C. Drayton, lists of plates and titles supplied in typescript or manuscript in volumes 3–6
The first six volumes of a rare work with charming plates.