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Rookmaaker (L.C.) Mundy (P.) Glenn (I.) & Spary (E.)

FRANÇOIS LE VAILLANT AND THE BIRDS OF AFRICA

Published: Brenthurst Press, Johannesburg, 2004 and 2005

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Translator: F.M. Webb

484 pages with bibliography and index, colour frontispiece, over 250 illustrations in colour including 58 full page plates of birds, folding map in pocket in the back cover, top edge gilt, brown cloth titled gilt on the spine, a fine copy in the dust jacket now preserved in a Brodart protector.

The Brenthurst Press Third Series No. 5.

Editor's note. 'Intrepid traveller, pioneering naturalist, famous author, François Levaillant (1753-1824) was a celebrity in his own lifetime. The colourful accounts of his travels in southern Africa in the 1780s were widely read in seven languages. His sumptuous bird books, published in a golden age of natural history book production led by the French, recorded for posterity his extensive bird collections.'

Together with: THE BIRD PLATES OF FRANCOIS LE VAILLANT

Pack 1, Eagles and Vultures, 12 plates Johannesburg, Brenthurst Press, 2005

  • Overall Condition: Very Good Copies
  • Size: Folio (310 x260mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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