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Spotted Wood Owl (Strix seloputo) & Canadian Owl c1836.

Spotted Wood Owl (Strix seloputo) & Canadian Owl c1836.

by Comte de Lacepede

1. La Chouette des pagodes. 2. La Chouette du Canada. Antique print of gorgeous earless owls c1836.

Fine original hand-coloured copperplate engraving c1836 by A. Massard from the drawing by Madame Pillot for Suites a Buffon by Bernard Germain Etienne de la Ville sur Illon, Comte de Lacepede (1756-1825), who updated the complete works of Buffon's Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere avec la description du cabinet du roi (Natural History, General and Particular with the description from the King’s library), published between 1749 and 1790 by Georg-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788). From 1785, Lacepede assisted with this publication, and following Buffon's death continued to add to and update these marvellous works.

Foxing spot top left & other slight soiling. (Price reduced.) Size approximately 22 x 13.5cm (8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches).

Stock Number: apLb2-5Price: $66.00

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