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Les oiseaux de la Chine.
Paris, G. Masson 1877. - Tall 8vo (ther leaf 246 mm), 2 vols, text and plates, both in contemporary stamped blue cloth with golden and black impressions on covers, golden upper edges, bindings almost in perfect condition, and inside excellent as well. Pp. (4), VIII, 573, 1blk; vol. of plates has pp. (8 nn.), with 124 colored lithographic plates. First edition of this comprehensive and renowned work on China's ornithology. "Probably the most important systematic monograph yet written on the birds of China " (Wood). "In this important review of the birds of the Chinese Empire 807 species are dealt with, 249 of which are supposed to be peculiar to the Chinese fauna . The plates . are finely drawn and colored" (Anker). Most of the fine plates printed by Becquet in Paris show different types of singing birds, owls and birds of prey, pheasants as well as egrets and ducks. Nissen 221; Anker 113; Zimmer p. 159; Wood p. 311; Fine Bird Books p. 90. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Paolo Rambaldi]
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