Larousse Animal Portraits (P. P. (Pierre Paul) Grasse)

Larousse Animal Portraits (P. P. (Pierre Paul) Grasse) lands on the shelves of my shop.

London, New York, Sydney & Toronto: Hamlyn, 1977, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Colour plates; Colour frontispiece;

From the cover: Larousse Animal Portraits comprises over eighty, exquisitely executed plates of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, insects and other invertebrates, many of which have rarely, if ever, been reproduced before.

A large proportion of the plates were selected from an extensive collection in the Natural History Museum in Paris. This collection of miniatures, started by a brother of Louis XIII, Gaston of Orleans, a keen naturalist and patron of the arts, spans the work of two centuries. Many…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. 174 pages. 11¼” x 8¾”.

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