Lot n° 18
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LACEPEDE, Natural history of the oviparous... - Lot 18 - Maison de ventes Good
LACEPEDE, Natural history of the oviparous quadrupeds and serpens. Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1788-1789. 2 volumes in-4, full red morocco binding, spine ribbed, compartments decorated with fleurons, green morocco title piece. First edition of one of the first major works devoted to amphibians and reptiles, intended to follow Buffon's works. Includes two large folding paintings in French and Latin versions, illustrated with 63 copper plates, most of them after Jacques Eustache de Seve.
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