Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes, Le. Albert ADAM, Jules ROSTAING.
Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes, Le
Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes, Le
Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes, Le
Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes, Le
Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes, Le

Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes, Le

Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Frères, 1860. Item #04374

With Twenty-Four Superb Hand Colored Lithograph Plates
Depicting All Species of Animals

[ADAM, Albert, illustrator]. ROSTAING, Jules. Le Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes. Dessiné et Lithographié par A. Adam. Accompagné d'une histoire De Tous Les Animaux Que Possède La Ménagerie par Jules Rostaing. Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Frères, [1860].

First edition. Large oblong quarto (10 3/16 x 13 1/2 inches; 259 x 343 mm.). [iv], 30, [1, table], [1, blank] pp. Twenty four superb hand-colored lithograph plates, heightened with gum arabic and with multiple images. Some light foxing to text leaves only, the plates bright and clean.

Publisher's black pebble-grain cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, lower cover with center blind-stamped decoration, yellow coated end-papers, front inner hinge expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Neat early ink inscription on front fly-leaf dated 1860.

The wonderful hand-colored plates depict Bison, Deer, Moose, Antelope, Lama, Goats, Birds, Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant, Hippopotomus, Rhino, Camel, Zebra, Donkey, Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Jackal, Wolves, Hyena, Orang-Outang, Monkeys, Dogs, Birds of Prey, Crocodile, Snakes, Gazelle, and People.

Albert ADAM (1833-1900) was the son of Caricaturist and lithographer Jean Victor Adam (1801-1867) whom he often assisted with his commissions.

OCLC locates just one copy - The Morgan Libary, NY (Gordon Ray copy).

Unknown to Denise, Bibliography of the Jardin des Plantes.

Price: $2,500.00