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Milne Edwards, A. And A. Grandidier And L. Lavauden In A. Grandidier And G. Grandidier Eds."
Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. Xii-Xv. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. [And] Xii. Supplement. [Complete]."
1876. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Societe d'editions Geographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, And Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In four volumes (texte, atlas I, atlas Ii, atlas Iii and Supplement). Large 4to and folio (31.0 x 24.1 cm). Half-titles and titles; 999 pp. [(i), 779; viii, 211]; 412 plates by John Gerrard Keulemans and others; nine text figures. Somewhat later uniform red morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt titles and two gilt vignettes. The complete bird part of the magnum opus of father and son Alfred (1836-1921) and Guillaume (1873-1957) Grandidier on the natural history, and history, of Madagascar. The whole work was published over a period of more than 80 years, and written by many specialists in diverse fields of zoology and botany, such as Vaillant (herpetology), and Mabille (butterflies), etc., sometimes in collaboration with the Grandidiers. Some parts were never completed, or announced but not published; others were reprinted, with or without re-editing. A complete collation of all the parts published, and their variants, is still wanting. This set comprises the bird section, which is complete and includes the much later published supplement by Lavauden. Volume numbering is somewhat confusing. A collation is as follows: Volume Xii. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. Tome I. Texte (1879). pp. [i], [1]-779; Volume Xiii. Tome Ii. Atlas I. [(1876)-1879] 139 plates. According to Nissen, Zbi Die ersten 40 Taf. von Faguet, Gelibert, Huet, Terrier wurden durch neue von Keulemans ersetzt In this copy, the non-osteologica … [Click Below for Full Description]
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