LACÉPÈDE, Bernard Germain É.

LACÉPÈDE, Bernard Germain É.. Collection Des Planches d’Animaux, Pour les Ouvres de Buffon

Paris, Rapet, 1820.



8vo, second edition. A selection of 19 hand-coloured plates showing birds, with tissue guards, arranged as follows: 21 (illustration cut out from another copy of this work and glued on recto of the first plate in order of appearance – 97 – and repeated), 97, 98, 123, 117, 90, 88, 34, 21, 135, 134, 89, 91, 29, 26, 222, 265, 25, 63. “Louise E. Hamilton, 1853” written in pencil on verso of first left endpaper. Half straight-grain gilt red morocco, marbled paper over boards, green morocco label with gilt lettering (“Oiseaux”). Thick blind-tooled pastedowns with low-relief floral decorations. Bound by René Simier (1772-1843), binder of King Louis XVIII and one of the most renowned binders of the Restoration in France.