Manuel D'Ornithologie, Ou Tableau Systematique Des Oiseaux Qui Se Trouvent En Europe; Precede d'Une Analyse Du Systeme General d'Ornithologie; et Suivi d'Une Table Alphabetique Des Especes
Temminck, C.-J.

A Paris: Chez Gabriel Dufour, Libraire, 1820. The 4 text volumes only of this set (no atlas volumes); cxv + 950 pages, for parts I & II, published 1820, which are the second edition much augmented & with new discoveries; + part III, lxxxiv + 305 published 1835 by Edmond d'Ocagne, at Paris and part IV carrying the pagination from III to 691 + errata, published 1840 by H. Cousin, at Paris & v. Legras, Imbert et Cie in Amsterdam; Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778 - 1858) Dutch ornithologist, Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen Director (ref. Huygens Institute - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences); French text; the volumes approx. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" size; endpaper with the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; each volume also with the small owner-label of Andre Le Breton at the front endpaper edge; uniformly bound in teal-green marbled paper covered boards, flat-backed dark green leather spines, gilt spine rules & titles, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; some edge, tips wear, rubbing, to the bindings, spines for parts I & II re-backed at some distant point, some spotting and foxing to the text; in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 24348)


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