Sydney: Lord McAlpine and Brian Chester- Imprime, 1989. A new and improved edition reproduced from the original two volumes in the collection of Lord McAlpine of West Green. Illustrated with 144 color plates by Jacques BARRABAND plus an additional 14 watercolours and a frontispiece by BARBIER. The translation of Le Vaillant's text has endeavoured to faithfully transcribe Le Vaillant's descriptions and reflections in order to present the English text as a copy rather than a mere translation. For this magnificent reprint of a work first published 1801-1805, the calligrapher, typesetter, film maker, printer and box maker are considered to be amongst the in their fields; all strove not only to maintain the original quality of Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets but also to enhance the work. The unbound plates and text housed in two Solander boxes. Only 200 sets were produced of which this is #115.
Publisher: McAlpine/Brian Chester
Year of Publication: 1989
Shipping Weight: 100.00 lb