René Primevere Lesson - Centurie zoologique ou choix d'animaux rares - 1830

Description
René Primevere Lesson - Centurie zoologique ou choix d'animaux rares - 1830
Natural History - Quantity: 1 - Book

Zoological century or choice of rare, new or imperfectly known animals
Enriched with unpublished plates, drawn from nature by M.Prêtre, engraved and coloured with the greatest care
Par R.P. Lesson - 1830
Professor of natural history at the school of naval medicine etc...
Paris, chez F.G. Levrault, rue de la Harpe, number 81, and rue des Juifs, number 33 in Strasbourg
Brussels, Parisian bookshop, rue de la Magdeleine, number 438

1 octavo vol half brown shagreen (posterior binding)
Cover page with title and title page
243 pages of text with explanations of the engravings followed by 80 non-text engravings on strong vellum paper, finely coloured by hand, protected by tissue paper and representing birds, molluscs and mammals, including 42 engravings of birds
Very good condition, scattered foxing but especially on the text

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Natural History
Author/ Illustrator
René Primevere Lesson
Book Title
Centurie zoologique ou choix d'animaux rares
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1830
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
243
Dimensions
23.5×14.5 cm
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