Felix Edouard Guerin-Meneville (1799-1874)
Atlas to Dictionnaire Pittoresque d'Histoire Naturelle
Paris: second quarter 19th century, quarto, in three volumes, 720 natural history plates, most hand-colored, with printed table, in quarter green leather with gilt fillet on green moire cloth, the spines with gilt decoration and lettering, the edges cut and marbled, with yellow moire endpapers and bookplate of Robert and Madeleine Clamens.
[Nissen ZBI 4616; Grasse III 171]
leaf 29.1 x 19.3 cm; overall 30.0 x 20.6 cm
Provenance: Estate of Richard Anthony Goula, proceeds to benefit the Thistlewood Foundation, Lafayette, Louisiana.
Notes: This set is of the colored plates only and does not include the accompanying nine volumes of text. Without additional information, it is not possible to determine if they are from the first edition of 1834-1839 or the second edition of 1844-1846.