Cap A. - Le Museum D'Histoire Naturelle - 1854

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Cap A. - Le Museum D'Histoire Naturelle - 1854
Botany, Illustrated, Natural History, Science (general) - Quantity: 1 - Hand coloured illustrations - Book

Cap A., LE MUSEUM D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, Paris, Curmer, 1854. 4to, work divided into two parts, both in one volume, pp. (4), 180, 238, (2). Impressive and beautiful iconographic work, in vol. I: 1 plate on the frontispiece depicting flowers, watercoloured by hand, 1 floral composition, 15 portraits (the portrait of A. Thouin is missing) and 3 maps of gardens; in vol. II: 13 watercoloured plates of flowers, 2 watercoloured plates of birds, 2 maps of gardens and 3 views. Beautiful full blue canvas binding, richly decorated with gold flowers and colour paintings on the top plate, with gold portrait of Guy de la Brosse on the bottom plate and with panorama, ornamental frets, title, author, publisher and date in gold on the spine. Rich golden edges. Each plate is protected by tissue paper. A very well preserved copy.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Botany, Illustrated, Natural History, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Cap A.
Book Title
Le Museum D'Histoire Naturelle
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1854
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Curmer
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Hand coloured illustrations
Dimensions
27.5×19 cm
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