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Martinet, François Nicolas
HISTOIRE DES OISEAUX, PEINTS DANS TOUT LEURS ASPECTS. PARIS: CHEZ L'AUTEUR, 1787-[1790?]
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Martinet, François Nicolas
HISTOIRE DES OISEAUX, PEINTS DANS TOUT LEURS ASPECTS. PARIS: CHEZ L'AUTEUR, 1787-[1790?]
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2,0003,000
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Martinet, François Nicolas
HISTOIRE DES OISEAUX, PEINTS DANS TOUT LEURS ASPECTS. PARIS: CHEZ L'AUTEUR, 1787-[1790?]
5 volumes, 8vo (195 x 123mm.), engraved allegorical titles in volume 1 and 2, printed title in volume 2 and 4 (title in volume 4 reading "tome premier"), half-title in volume 4, 2 hand-coloured engraved allegorical plates, 232 hand-coloured engraved ornithological plates (some on pale blue paper, one plate duplicated), contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, bookplates removed, rear cover of volume 5 becoming detached; sold as a periodical not subject to return
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FIRST EDITION OF MARTINET'S BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED ORNITHOLOGY.

Martinet had an illustrious career as designer and engraver of ornithological plates for many of the most beautiful eighteenth-century French works on the subject. His plates appear in such important works as Brisson's Ornithologia 1760, Buffon's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, 1770-1786, as well as for Diderot's Encyclopedie.

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