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[D'ARGENVILLE, Antoine Joseph Dezallier (1680-1765)]. L'Histoire Naturelle ... qui traite des Coquillages de Mer, de Riviere et de Terre. Paris: chez de Bure, 1757. 4° (286 x 217mm). 2 titles printed in red and black, 2 fly-titles, engraved frontispiece and 40 contemporary hand-coloured plates. (Light browning and spotting, 12 plates with light marginal staining.) Contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt triple fillet border with gilt cornerpieces of a greyhound and lion rampant enclosing central large gilt arms, gilt turn-ins, blue silk liners, gilt edges (lightly rubbed, upper joint slightly chipped). Provenance: Antoine VII, duc de Gramont (1722-1799; armorial binding).
[D'ARGENVILLE, Antoine Joseph Dezallier (1680-1765)]. L'Histoire Naturelle ... qui traite des Coquillages de Mer, de Riviere et de Terre. Paris: chez de Bure, 1757. 4° (286 x 217mm). 2 titles printed in red and black, 2 fly-titles, engraved frontispiece and 40 contemporary hand-coloured plates. (Light browning and spotting, 12 plates with light marginal staining.) Contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt triple fillet border with gilt cornerpieces of a greyhound and lion rampant enclosing central large gilt arms, gilt turn-ins, blue silk liners, gilt edges (lightly rubbed, upper joint slightly chipped). Provenance: Antoine VII, duc de Gramont (1722-1799; armorial binding).

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[D'ARGENVILLE, Antoine Joseph Dezallier (1680-1765)]. L'Histoire Naturelle ... qui traite des Coquillages de Mer, de Riviere et de Terre. Paris: chez de Bure, 1757. 4° (286 x 217mm). 2 titles printed in red and black, 2 fly-titles, engraved frontispiece and 40 contemporary hand-coloured plates. (Light browning and spotting, 12 plates with light marginal staining.) Contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt triple fillet border with gilt cornerpieces of a greyhound and lion rampant enclosing central large gilt arms, gilt turn-ins, blue silk liners, gilt edges (lightly rubbed, upper joint slightly chipped). Provenance: Antoine VII, duc de Gramont (1722-1799; armorial binding).

FINE HAND-COLOURED PLATES OF SHELLS IN A HANDSOME RED MOROCCO ARMORIAL BINDING. The second enlarged edition with 5 additional plates. Dance Shell Collecting 'Bibliography' 22; Nissen ZBI 145.

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