François Levaillant | Histoire naturelle d'une partie d'oiseaux... de l'Amerique et des Indes, Paris, 1801, diced russia
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Histoire naturelle d’une partie d’oiseaux nouveaux et rares de l’Amerique et des Indes… tome premier [all published]. Paris: J.E. Gabriel Dufour, 1801
FIRST EDITION, folio (495 x 320mm.), 49 engraved plates in two states, plain and printed in colours and finished by hand, contemporary diced russia, some spotting and foxing, binding rubbed and repaired
Intended as a supplement the Oiseaux d’Afrique (see lot 411), only one volume of this work was published, dealing mainly with hornbills and contingas. This copy is in the most desirable state: folio format with the plates in two states.
Anker 301; Fine Bird Books, p. 90; Nissen IVB 557; Zimmer, p. 392
Some spotting and foxing, binding rubbed and repaired
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