London, South Kensington
6 April 2001
[D' ORBIGNY, Charles Dessalines (editor). Dictionnaire Universel d' Histoire Naturelle, Paris: Lamoureux, ca. 1849]. 2 plate volumes only, 4°, 134 hand coloured wood engraved plates after Blanchard and others (occasional spotting), contemporary blue morocco-backed mottled boards, spines gilt (extremities very lightly rubbed). cf. Nissen ZBI 4617. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.
The plates include birds, reptiles, fish, insects and molluscs. (2)
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