Lot n° 331
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Reunion of four volumes of the series "Les... - Lot 331 - Crait + Müller
Reunion of four volumes of the series "Les trois règnes de la nature", to which volume 2 of the Histoire des mammifères is missing, in their sumptuous publisher's polychrome bindings. Paris, L. Curmer. 4 volumes in-4 in polychrome cloth with embossed backs and gilt edges. All the first boards are decorated with the same floral plate with the names of Linné, Tournefort and Jussieu inscribed at the head. The spines bear the name of the author and the date, on a background of geometrical interlacing reproducing the labyrinth of the garden of plants. The name of the publisher is stamped in gilt letters on the spine cloth. Bindings made by Lenègre, the plates and polychrome decorations by Haarhaus.
a/ - Le Maout, Emmanuel. - Botany, organography and taxonomy, natural history of plant families and main species according to the classification of M. Adrien de Jussieu, with the indication of their use in arts, sciences and trade (1852). Black cloth, special title on the first plate "Les trois règnes de la nature". The second plate is decorated with a floral motif and the spine titled "Botany" bears a floral decoration - Small piercing at the head of the first jaw and at the tail of the second, head cover cracked, corners pierced, one cup cracked over 2 cm, spine slightly unstained, endpapers soiled, small tear and fold on p. 348, 3 last quires out of order - [1 f.], XXVIII, 387,  pp. Complete with 30 colour plates of flowers, 20 black plates and numerous illustrations in the text.
b / - Le Maout, Emmanuel. - Histoire naturelle des oiseaux suivant la classification de M. Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, avec l'indication de leurs mœurs et de leurs rapports avec les arts, le commerce et l'agriculture (1853). Dark blue cloth, special title on the first plate "The three kingdoms of nature. Birds". The second plate is decorated with a crested bird (type Fringille paroare) and the spine titled "birds" is decorated with a bird (type Linotte mélodieuse) - Spine slightly unstained, endpapers stained, 1 corner pierced, 3 last quires partly unstuck - [2 ff.], XLVIII, 425,  pp. Complete with 35 plates h-t of birds including 15 in colour, and numerous illustrations in the text.
c/ - Cap, Paul-Antoine. - The Museum of Natural History, history of the foundation and successive developments of the establishment, biography of the famous men who have contributed to it by their teaching or by their discoveries, history of the research, voyages, and useful applications to which the museum has given rise, for the arts, commerce, and agriculture, description of the galleries, the garden, the greenhouses, and the menagerie (1854) Midnight blue cloth, special title on the first plate "Les trois règnes de la nature. Muséum". The second plate is decorated with a medallion portrait of Guy de la Brosse, and the spine titled "Muséum" is decorated with a garden landscape and a gazebo - spotted endpapers - [4 ff.], 180, 238,  pp. Complete with 15 colour plates (13 flowers and 2 birds) and 26 black plates (5 plans, 3 of which double-page, 16 portraits, 4 views and 1 decorative plate). Numerous illustrations in the text.
d/ - Gervais, Paul. - Natural history of mammals, with an indication of their habits and their relations with arts, commerce and agriculture, [first part], primates, cheiropters, insectivores and rodents (1854). Black cloth, special title on first board "The Three Kingdoms of Nature. Mammals". The second board is decorated with an Arabian hynocephalus hamadryas and the spine titled "Mammals" with a squirrel - 3 corners pierced, scattered foxing, 1 booklet out of order - [2 ff.], XXIV, 418,  pp. Complete with 24 plates h-t of animals (18 in colour and 6 in shades) and 8 plates h-t in black of skeletons, 2 of which are for humans. Numerous illustrations in the text.
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