LEMAIRE, C.L. - PAUQUET, Hippolyte Louis Em. (born 1797) - PAUQUET, Polydore (ca 1800 - 1860). Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux Exotiques. Paris: Paquet and Debure, 1836.

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LEMAIRE, C.L. - PAUQUET, Hippolyte Louis Em. (born 1797) - PAUQUET, Polydore (ca 1800 - 1860). Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux Exotiques. Paris: Paquet and Debure, 1836.

8vo., (8 4/8 x 5 2/8 inches). Half-title, letterpress title-page. Hand-colored engraved vignette title-page and 80 fine hand-colored engraved plates after Pauquet (a few pale marginal stains). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, all edges gilt (extremities scuffed).

First edition.  This work combines with the "Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Europe" to form the "Bibliothque Zoologique". The freres Pauquet, were reknowned 19th-century illustrators of a number of very popular works including "Modes et Costumes Historiques Dessinés et Gravés par Pauquet Frères d'apres les Meilleurs Maitres de Chaque Epoque" (ca 1865) and H. Lucas's "Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères Exotiques" (1845). Each finely coloured and exquisite plate captures the essence of 169 different birds, from the subtle colors of small brown sparrows to the startling iridescent greens and blues of the common magpie, and the bright reds and yellows of various species of finch. Nissen IVB 540; Ripley, p.167; Ronsit 1735; Wood, p.431; Zimmer, p.383. Catalogued by Kate Hunter