Dcades Zoologiques de la Mission scientifique permanente d'Exploration en Indo-Chine. Osieaux [..reptiles; ..mammifres; ..botaniques]. Hanoi: F.H. Schneider, 1905[-1908]. 11 parts in two volumes, 4 (270 x 182mm). General title, various section or decade titles. 118 HAND-COLOURED PLATES ON 'RICE' PAPER MOUNTED, AFTER DANG-HGOC-QUAN, PHUC AND DANG-CAO-DOA (7 of the plates of reptile have onset silver prints of diagrammatic details, 2 uncoloured plates mounted, 29 silver gelatin prints mounted, some by Duport. Later sheep-backed cloth, titled in gilt on spine.
FIRST EDITION IN FINE CONDITION OF THIS RARE NATURAL HISTORY OF VIETNAM. The parts are variously limited to 200 or 250 copies, this set number 17, most signed by or with the signature stamp of Louis Bouton. The plates are divided up as follows: Oiseaux: 97 hand-coloured plates on 90 leaves, 2 uncoloured plates on 2 leaves; Reptiles: 8 hand-coloured plates (7 with silver print onsets), 4 silver prints on 2 leaves; Mammifres: 3 hand-coloured plates and 23 silver prints, all on 10 leaves; Botaniques: 10 hand-coloured plates. Nissen ZBI 4603; Ronsil 359; Wood 314; Yale/Ripley 122. (2)