René P. Lesson - Compléments de Buffon... - 1838

Description
René P. Lesson - Compléments de Buffon... - 1838
Ornithologie - Quantité : 9 - Feuille simple

It is hereby expressly emphasised that this lot consists of 9 individual copper engravings and not 'books'.

In the work "Compléments de Buffon, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur" in the second edition (Paris, Pourrat Frères, 1838-41), René Primevère Lesson took many plates from the earlier work "Compément ou histoire naturelle des animeaux rares ..." (Paris, Baudouin Frères, 1828-30), and expanded and refined them in 10 volumes with a total of 181 copper engravings.

From volume 2 of this new edition 9 excellently preserved old coloured copper engravings in quarto format (26 x 17,5cm) are offered.
All boards are in very good condition according to their age. One panel (25 x 16cm) has small foxing in image 4 (second to last photo).

At the time, the bookbinder obviously cut the copper engravings to book size, which led to an off-centre offset of the plate print.
A copy of the same work from the Smithsonian Libraries shows a similar, even stronger, off-centre offset (see 2 last photos).

The illustrations are slightly zoomed in to give a better impression of the details and colours. Comparison between the enlarged image and the original can be seen in the first two photos.

18 black and white copies of a Smithsonian Libraries copy with title page and detailed ornithological descriptions of all engravings are included.

Informations du lot
Object
Feuille simple
Nombre de livres
9
Sujet
Ornithologie
Auteur/ Illustrateur
René P. Lesson
Titre du livre
Compléments de Buffon...
État
Très bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1838
Édition
Réédition
Langue
Français
Langue d’origine
Oui
Éditeur
Paris, Pourrat Frères
Reliure
Page volante
Nombre de pages
9
Dimensions
26×17.5 cm
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