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VARIN, Amédée. Les papillons, métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air. Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, [1852]. 2 volumes, large 8°. 35 hand-coloured wood-engraved plates including frontispieces, title-plates and the portrait of Cazotte. Original cartonnage gilt and polychrome binding, gilt, gilt edges. Provenance: André Villet, (small morocco gilt bookplate).
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VARIN, Amédée. Les papillons, métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air. Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, [1852]. 2 volumes, large 8°. 35 hand-coloured wood-engraved plates including frontispieces, title-plates and the portrait of Cazotte. Original cartonnage gilt and polychrome binding, gilt, gilt edges. Provenance: André Villet, (small morocco gilt bookplate).

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VARIN, Amédée. Les papillons, métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air. Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, [1852]. 2 volumes, large 8°. 35 hand-coloured wood-engraved plates including frontispieces, title-plates and the portrait of Cazotte. Original cartonnage gilt and polychrome binding, gilt, gilt edges. Provenance: André Villet, (small morocco gilt bookplate).

A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of this marvellous anthropomorphic work, very much in the style of Grandville. The text by Nus and Meray includes a chapter entitled La vestale du Rio Colorado and illustrates a butterfly in the guise of a North American Indian. (2)
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