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4 @ HAND COLORED GUERIN BOOKS ANIMALS CURIOSITIES

4 @ HAND COLORED GUERIN BOOKS ANIMALS CURIOSITIES

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4 @ GUERIN F.-E. NATURALIST HAND COLORED BOOKS:

Book Title: Volumes 2, 6, 7 and 9 of the Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des ph�nom�nes de la nature, Contenant l'histoire des animaux, des v�g�taux, des min�raux, des m�t�ores, des principaux ph�nom�nes physiques et des curiosit�s naturelles, avec des d�tails sur l'emploi des productions des trois r�gnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et m�tiers et les manufactures. R�dig� par une Soci�t� de Naturalistes sous la direction de F. E. Guerin. Translation: Picturesque dictionary of natural history and phenomena of nature, Containing the history of animals, plants, minerals, meteors, major physical phenomena and natural curiosities, with details on The use of the productions of the three kingdoms in the usages of life, arts and crafts, and manufactures.

Written by a Society of Naturalists under the direction of F.-E. GUERIN.

Author: Written under the direction of F. E. Guerin (Felix Edouard Guerin-Meneville). Publisher: Paris: Au Bureau de Souscription, Rue Saint-Germain-des-Pres, 1833-1839.

Binding: 11.75�h x 8.125�w, Leather spine, gilt letters with marbled front and back cover and end papers.

Notes: Plates engraved by M. Beyer after the drawings of M. de Sainson (draftsman of the Voyage de l'Astrolabe). This rare edition illustrates the branches of the Natural Sciences with numerous illustrations, hand-colored in lively tones, sparing no expense for color or precision.

BIOGRAPHY: Felix Edouard Guerin-Meneville, also known as F. E. Guerin, (1799 - 1874, France) was a French entomologist.

PROVENANCE: From the personal collection of an extraordinary gentleman collector and dealer from St. Petersburg, Florida who specializes in Fine & Decorative Art, Photography, Books and Grand Tour Souvenirs from around the world.

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