The second edition, with fine, hand-coloured plates

Lacépède, B. G. É. De

Histoire naturelle de Lacépède, comprenant les cétacés, les quadrupèdes ovipares, les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle édition précédée de l'éloge de Lacépède par Cuvier avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de M. A.-G. Desmarest.

Published 1855
Item ID 20471

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Paris, Furne et Cie., 1855. Two parts in two. Large 8vo (25.8 x 16.7 cm). xii, 668, 647 pp.; 36 nicely hand-coloured steel-engravings, tissue-guarded, all after Edouard Travies. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.

This is the second, updated edition with all the attractive hand-coloured plates after Travies, with the animals in their natural (or, sometimes, not so natural) surroundings. Attractively bound. It includes beautifully coloured plates depicting many amphibians and reptiles. Boards a bit rubbed, more so at edges. Some text sections and tissue-guards foxed but mostly in the margins and only about 12 plates, mostly in the fish section, are touched. One fish plate detached, otherwise very good. Adler I, p. 14; Dean II, p. 3 [first edition]; Nissen ZBI, 2346.

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