14 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
[Magasin de Zoologie: Oiseaux. Paris: Lequieun et Bertrand, 1831-45].
8° (210 x 128mm). 120 contemporary hand-coloured plates only (of 149), some uncoloured. (Repaired tear to lower margin of plate 32, lacking title and some leaves of text.) Contemporary dark blue half morocco, spine gilt. Provenance: Bibliothèque de Drapiez (blind-stamp) -- H. Bradley Martin (ex libris).
The bird section of the Magasin, a famous French perodical of Natural History edited by Guerin-Meneville, with the handsome plates engraved by Annedouche, Davesnes, Giraud, Oudet, Lebrun, after Través, Pretre, Prévost, and many more. Nissen ZBI 4655; Ronsil 1284; Wood p. 447.
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