LOT 361

Plate atlas shellfish

Plate atlas, 3 frontispieces and 80 numbered plates, belonging with La Conchyliologie, avec un traité de zoomorphose par Jac. et Guil. de Favanne de Montcervelle. Paris, De Bure, 1780. Here the extended and improved third edition (after the first edition of A.J. Dezallier d'Argenville. Paris, De Bure, 1742). The illustrated frontispieces by Chedel, Robert and Jac. de Favanne after Francois Boucher; Vin. Vangelisty and Jac. Mesnil.

The numbered plates, all in copper engraving by Mesnil, Bradel, Juillet, Le Roy, Vernet et al. after drawings by Jac. de Favanne. Lacks the accompanying portrait. Halfleather, 4to, 3 frontispieces, 80 plates on thick paper, mild browning and waterstaining along top. All engraved plates with blotters. Spine with damage, boards rubbed. See Nissen Zool. I. 23-24 [146].

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