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Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères exotiques. Ouvrage orné de 200 figures peintes d'après nature par Pauquet et gravées sur acier.
- Paris, Pauquet/ L. Debure, 1835. Royal-8vo (225 x 140mm). pp. (4), 156, with 80 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine, sides with gilt border. The scarce first edition of this attractive work on exotic butterflies, of which the last (third) edition was published in 1864. The beautifully handcoloured plates depict 200 various specimens. Hippolyte Pierre Lucas (1814-1899), at the early age of 13 started to work as 'apprenti-preparateur' in the Zoological laboratory of the Paris Museum. Later he worked closely together with Latreille. The work describes among others butterflies from Australia, from Port Jackson, New Holland and Kangaroo Is. Some occasional slight foxing.Horn & Schenkling 13977; Nissen ZBI, 2581. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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