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Histoire naturelle des zoophytes. Acalèphes.
- Paris, Roret, 1843. 8vo (21.3 x 13.6 cm). Half title with publisher's list of "Suites à Buffon" publications on verso; title page, [v]-viii, 596 pp.; title page to the "Atlas", [ii], 12 chromolithographed plates, with additional handcolouring. Contemporary burgundy half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments gilt vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge red.l A rare work by the French ship's surgeon and naturalist René Primevère Lesson (1794-1849), who travelled with Duperrey around the world, and is renowned for his beautiful publications on hummingbirds, birds of paradise, and other animals. This work deals with jellyfish, Velella, and other hydrozoids, such as the Portugese man o' war; with fine illustrations of these fragile and colourful animals. Published in one of the "Suites" of Buffon but a separate work in itself. It includes detailed descriptions of new species. Light rubbing to boards, small chip to front pastedown. Internally very clean, unmarked, and with only a few pages mildly spotted. plates clean. A very good copy. Nissen ZBI, 2463. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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