Georges Lopold, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832)
La rgne animal distribu d'aprs son organisation... Ed. accompagn des planches graves. Paris: Fortin, Masson & Cie., [1836-1849]. 10 divisions bound in 20 volumes, 4 (271 x 178mm). 15 engraved additional titles, 993 plates only (of 996) comprising 991 engraved plates (5 double-page, 8 folding, 4 hand-coloured), 2 lithographic plates, printed in two colours. (Lacking plates 8 and 19 from the Reptiles section, and plate 19 from the Zoophytes, occasional spotting or browning.) Contemporary French red morocco-backed marbled paper boards, spines gilt (some scuffing to extremities).
A handsome set of this famous treatise on the animal world. The ten divisions are mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, molluscs, insects, spiders, crustacea, annelids and zoophytes. Nissen ZBI 1014 (calling for 995 plates). (20)