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LESSON, R.P.
Centurie zoologique, ou choix d'animaux rares, nouveaux ou imparfaitement connus; enrichi de planches inédites, dessinées d'après nature par M. Prêtre, gravées et coloriées avec le plus grand soin.
Paris, F.G. Levrault, 1830. Royal-8vo (235 x 145mm). pp. x, 244, with 80 colour-printed hand-finished engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering, marbled sides.

'Tel a été notre but en publiant en France notre Centurie Zoologique, les cent planches qui la composeront représenteront les animaux rares, non figurés et le plus souvent entièrement nouveaux" (Avant-Propos p. ix). 'This fine example of colored atlas was published in livraisons between March 1830 and May 1832. It is a descriptive collection of drawings of rare animals by the artist Prêtre' (Wood 433). A beautiful collection of finely coloured plates (42 on birds, mainly tanagers & other New World species) accompanied by a short descriptive text. The excellent plates are by Jean Gabriel Prêtre, one of the finest French natural history artists of the period. 2 bird plates and one of shells show Australian species. The last 5 text leaves with some browing in the outer margin. A fine copy with the plates in mint condition. Anker 292; Nissen IVB, 553; ZBI, 2461; Ronsil 1774;
 


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