Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. ORTHOPTÈRES.

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Paris, Roret, 1839. 8vo (205 x 125mm.). pp. xviii, 776, (2), 4, with 14 engraved plates of which 13hand-coloured. Recent black half morocco, spine with red and green gilt lettered label.

Published as part of "Suite à Buffon". The last plate, a plate of detail, is never coloured. Coloured copies are rare. "... un volume illustré de 14 planches (1839) et faisant partie des 'Suites à Buffon'. Cette oeuvre maîtresse sera consultée avec profit pendant des décennies' (Lhoste p. 124). Some plates with paper repair at the outer margin.

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