SMITH, Thomas

SMITH, Thomas. Le cabinet du jeune naturaliste ou tableaux intéressans de l’histoire des animaux

Paris, F. Bellavoine (impr. d’E. Hadamard à Metz), 1830.

£100

12mo. Only volume 1 (of 6). Plate with engraved frontispiece, one blank sheet, half title, table with engraved title-page, title page, and pp. 424, plus other 11 remarkable plates; all plates engraved by Parisian engraver François Maradan (1766-circa 1816). Fourth edition; revised, corrected and enlarged by A. Antoine (De Saint-Gervais). Bookplate on left marbled pastedown (crest  – a heron under three stars within a shield – with motto “Saint Julien me garde”). Some age yellowing to margins and occasional light foxing, without affecting the text, nor the illustrations. Bound in modern orange calf, brown labels to gilt spine with title and vol. no. A.e.g.