26 November 1997
DESCOURTILZ, Jean Théodore. Ornithologie Bresilienne ou Histoire des Oiseaux du Brésil. Rio de Janiero: E. Rensberg, n.d. [?1856].
Part IV of 4, 2° (634 x 447mm). Uncut, 4 leaves of text, 25 chromolithographs by Waterlow & Sons after Descourtlitz. (Some spotting, some marginal soiling, some plates partially browned, 2 plates trimmed and mounted.) In original green wrappers (some stining and soiling).
FIRST EDITION of part IV of this rare work. The complete work depicts and describes on 48 plates 164 species of tropical birds including 1 new genus and 15 new species. Nissen IVB 236; Zimmer I 166; Fine Bird Books p. 90.
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This lot comprises 25 miscellaneous plates from the work together with a wrapper for Part IV.
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