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BELON, LA NATURE & DIVERSITÉ DES POISSONS, PARIS, 1555, OLD RED GOATSKIN GILT

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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2,500 GBP
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Description

  • La nature & diversité des poissons, avec leur pourtraicts, representez au plus press du naturel. Paris: Charles Estienne, 1555
Oblong 8vo (99 x 162mm.), woodcut initials, woodcut illustrations, some early annotations in English, old red morocco gilt (probably English), gilt edges, lower corner of e8 repaired, occasional light soiling, extremities slightly rubbed, joints creased, spine repaired at head

Provenance

Edmonde Knyght als Rougedragon (Edmund Knight, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant in the College of Arms, 1564-1574), inscription on title-page

Literature

Nissen SFB 14; Nissen ZBI 303; Schreiber, Estienne p.109; USTC 24348

Catalogue Note

A French translation of Belon's De aquatilibus, first published in 1553.
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