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- Iconographie des perroquets non figures dans les publications de lavaillant et de M. Bourjot Saint-Hilaire… avec la cooperation de S.A. le prince Bonaparte et de M. Émile Blanchard. Paris: P. Bertrand, 1857–
FIRST EDITION, folio (555 x 360mm.), 48 hand-coloured lithographed plates by E. Blanchard and J. Daverne, each with accompanying leaf of text, half title and leaf of introduction at beginning, table at end, loose in sheets with one printed wrapper, preserved in red cloth case with morocco gilt label, slight spotting and paper discoloration, printed wrapper worn
H. Bradley Martin, book label, sale in our New York rooms, 7 June 1989, lot 213
Anker 479; Fine Bird Books, p.108; Nissen IVB 887; Wood, p.578
THE BRADLEY MARTIN COPY. As the title indicates, this work was intended to supplement that of Levaillant and Bourjot Saint-Hilaire. It was issued in large quarto and folio formats in twelve livraisons when publication ceased (the work was supposed to comprise thirty livraisons). The first fifteen plates by Blanchard have both the birds and the branches coloured, while the branches are left uncoloured in the remaining plates by Daverne. The final plate is misnumbered LXXIX as usual.