Pp. xli, 28, + 12 full page fine engraved plates (2 are double page). Recent full bonded brown leather with gilt-lettering on the spine, French marbled endpapers that match the original marbled page edges, 4to. The beautifully engraved plates of Cetaceans are by Bernard. The text and plates are bright and clean; a near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des ...
Publisher: Paris: Panckoucke, . First edition
Publication Date: 1789
Book Description Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to. pp. xli, 28, with 12 (2 double-page) engraved plates. Recent half calf. Nissen ZBI, 4621. Separately published from the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique'. The attractive engraved plates of whales are by Bernard. Bookseller Inventory # 4999
Book Description Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to. pp. xli, 28, with 12 (2 double page) engraved plates; ERPÉTOLOGIE. Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to. pp. xxviii, pp. 70, (1), with 26 engraved plates; OPHIOLOGIE. Paris, Panckoucke, 1790. 4to. pp. xliv, 76; with 43 (4 double page). Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering (hinges weak). The complete section on whales, amphibians & reptiles and snakes by Bonnaterre of the famous and largest encyclopedia of the enlightenment. Of the 26 plates of the section on reptiles 7 concern 'grenouilles'; 6 'tortus' and 13 'crocodiles, lézard, salamandres etc'. It is rare to find these volumes together. Some waterstaining to the inner uppermargin. Bookseller Inventory # 6523