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[TEMMINCK, Coenraad Jacob (1778-1858) and Baron Guillaume Michel Jérôme Meiffren LAUGIER DE CHARTROUSE. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complèment aux planches enluminées de Buffon, édition in-folio et in-4° de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1770, Paris, Strassburg and Amsterdam: by A. Bellin for F.G. Levraut and Legras Imbert, 1820-1839].

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[TEMMINCK, Coenraad Jacob (1778-1858) and Baron Guillaume Michel Jérôme Meiffren LAUGIER DE CHARTROUSE. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complèment aux planches enluminées de Buffon, édition in-folio et in-4° de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1770, Paris, Strassburg and Amsterdam: by A. Bellin for F.G. Levraut and Legras Imbert, 1820-1839]. Livraisons 52-78 only (of 102) bound in 4 volumes, 2° (532 x 354mm.). letterpress text (but without titles, half-titles or any preliminary text or indices), 283 (of 600) hand-coloured engraved plates after Nicholas Huet fils and Jean Gabriel Prêtre (light old dampstaining to the vols. III and IV, occasional light browning, offsetting and spotting, some plates misbound), later roan-backed boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, dark red leather lettering-pieces in the second and fourth (extremities a little rubbed and scuffed, slightly affected by damp). A selection from the large paper issue of "un des livres les plus beaux et des plus importants que l'on ait sur l'ornithologie" (Brunet). "This fine treatise, with its remarkable coloured plates, was intended as a supplement to Buffon's Planches enluminées" (Wood), and describes many new species. The nomenclature was provided by Temminck, while Laugier de Chartrouse provided the greater part of the specimens from his collection. Anker 502; BM(NH) V, p. 2082; Brunet V, col. 693-694; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.147; Nissen IVB 932; Ronsil 2892; Whittell p. 712; Wood pp. 593-594; Zimmer pp. 626-628. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return. (4)
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