HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES PERROQUETS.

Lot Number 19
Author LEVAILLANT, FRANCOIS.
Title HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES PERROQUETS.
Year Published 1801
Place Printed PARIS
Printed By LEVRAULT
Description LEVAILLANT, FRANCOIS. HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES PERROQUETS. PARIS: LEVRAULT, 1801-[1805] First edition, 2 volumes, small folio (328 x 246mm.), 145 etched plates after Jacques Barraband, printed in colours by Langlois under the direction of Bouquet and finished by hand, contemporary tree calf gilt, covers with greek-key and small-tool borders gilt, flat spine tooled gilt in compartments with red and green morocco lettering pieces, gilt edges, [Anker 303; Fine Bird Books, p.90; Nissen IVB 558; Zimmer, p.392]
Comments A fine copy. "The first comprehensive account of the avifauna of Holland" (Anker). At the time of its publication, this was the most expensive book for sale in Holland. Eight of the highly attractive plates show nests and eggs.
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Estimated Price GBP 50,000.00 - 80,000.00
( USD 84,000.00 - 134,400.00 )
Actual Price GBP 73,250.00 ( USD 116,467.50 )

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AUCTION DETAILS

Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Sale Number #L12405
Auction Date November 15, 2012 - November 15, 2012
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