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      Sale 2464 | Lot 309
      Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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      • Sale 2464 Lot 309

        BELON, PIERRE. L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux, avec Leuers Descriptions, & Naifs Portraicts Retirez du Naturel. 7 parts in one volume. Woodcut portrait and profusion of woodcut illustrations throughout, [28], 381, [1] pages. Tall 4to, 13x9 inches, eighteenth-century quarter calf over speckled paper covered boards with gilt morocco spine label, extremities lightly rubbed, minor defects to spine. Paris: Guillaume Cavellat, 1555

        Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

        A handsome example of the Cavellat issue of this important Renaissance work of science: one of earliest printed ornithological books. Nissen IVB 86; Norman 180; Mortimer French 50.

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