7 - 8 April 2004
ELEPHANTS -- HOUEL, Jean Pierre Louis Laurent. Histoire Naturelle des deux Elephans, male et femelle, du Muséum de Paris. Paris: Houel, Pougens and others, 1803.
4° (330 x 243mm). Half-title, 20 engraved plates by Houel. (Some light spotting or browning.) 19th-century calf-backed papered boards, spine with red morocco lettering piece (slight wear). Provenance: Champagny (bookplate).
Houel's fine and detailed engravings of two Indian elephants brought to Holland and then Paris in 1797. Brunet III, 350.
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