1240. [Ornithology]


Recueil de divers oiseaux étrangers et peu communs qui se trouvent dans les ouvrages de messieurs Edwards et Catesby répresentés en taille douce et exactement coloriés par Jean Michel Seligmann.

Nuremberg, heirs Seligmann, 1768-1770

3 parts in 1 vol., folio: [16]-52, [2]-56, [2]-50 pp.; 145 pl. (some dampstaining and spotting at the end not really touching the plates, half title spotted).

Later sheep signed De Samblanx & J. Weckesser, gilt borders on covers, endpapers renewed, gilt inside dentelles, a.e.g. (rebacked, covers rubbed and scratched).

Superb iconography showing 145 hand-coloured plates of birds in Europe (also of a porcupine and a deer) and 1 allegorical engr. front. This French edition translated from the German counts in total 8 parts, 3 front. and 414 plates of which 371 of birds.
Ref. Anker 463. - Nissen (IVB) 858.

Hamerprijs: € 3.000

€ 2.500 / 3.000

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