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De Lacepede


Nouvelle Edition avec planches colores. Cetaces, Reptiles, Poissons 1836. Plates only.

Published: Th. Lejeune, Bruxelles, 1836

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No dust jacket. Leather spine with gilt decorations, title and author's name. Marbled boards and marbled endpapers. Book shows its age. Binding holding together and internally clean. Some pages have been neatly strengthened. 

Magnificent colour engravings, named and numbered. Table of illustrations in order of plate numbers at the back of the book.

Unpaginated, plates numbered. In every case the facing page is blank.

Contents listed thus:

Tome I: Plates 1-14 - cetaces and reptiles [whales, sharks, snakes]

Tome II: Plates 15-18 - reptiles, serpents, poissons [snakes, lizards, fish]

Tome III: Plates 19-82 - Poissons [sharks, fish]

Tome IV: Plates 83-118 - poissons [fish, eels]

More than one animal on most pages. No additional text.

No descriptions of the animals illustrated, only their names and the lithographer's name: Th. Lejeune, on each page. Details of bones, internal structure and underside on many of the animals shown.

  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 250 x 170 x 50 mm
  • Sold By: Pringle Bay Books
  • Contact Person: Neil Berens
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 082 899 7195 or 083 652 5694
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Mastercard, VISA, and EFT
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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