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Histoire Naturelle d'Oiseaux d'Europe (Passereaux). Deuxième édition revue et corrigée avec 80 planches représentant 200 sujets peintes d'après nature gravées sur acier et coloriées avec soins.
Paris, F. Savy, (1864). Royal-8vo (240 x 155mm). pp. (4), 132, 12, with handcoloured sub-title and 82 (80 handcoloured) engraved plates. Publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine. A mint copy. "An account of the birds of Europe, discussed under the vernacular names but with some synonymy presented for each species. Only a portion of the avifauna of Europe is discussed, with the apparent intention of adding later volumes, which however, were never issued. The coloured plates are steel engravings, hand coloured. An appendix (pp. i-xii) treats of bird collecting and preservation, illustrated by the uncoloured plates" (Zimmer II, 496)//Nissn IVB, 541.
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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