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Title: L'Oiseau. Illustree de 210 Vignettes sur Bois dessinees par H. Giacomelli. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY
Description: "Librairie L. Hachette, Paris, 1867" "Roy. 8vo., Eighth Edition, with title and text in red and black, title-vignette and very numerous delightful wood-engravings (a number full-page) throughout, endpapers and blank preliminaries lightly spotted; handsomely bound in contemporary green full roan, heavy boards, sides with triple frame borders in gilt and blind, back gilt with five raised bands, all edges gilt, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, covers a little scuffed, upper hinge broken but all binding present else a very good, clean copy. Extra-Illustrated by the insertion of a number of relevant contemporary clippings containing wood-engravings (including a portrait of the author aged 75 and several clipped from a copy of Bewick's 'British Birds') mounted on bound-in blank front and rear preliminaries. THREE LARGE ENGRAVED PLATES OF BIRDS (MOUNTED AS FULL-PAGE) HAVE BEEN FINELY COLOURED BY HAND."

Keywords: "illustrated, birds, ornithology"

Price: GBP 100.00 = appr. US$ 142.80 Seller: Island Books
- Book number: 2963

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