Histoire Naturelle-Agricole des Animaux Domestiques de l'Europe publiée par les Fondateurs du Moniteur de la Propriété et de L'Agriculture. Races de la Grande- Bretagne. D'apres les tableaux exécutés par M. Shiels, de l'Academie royale d'Ecosse pour le Musée agricole de l'Université d'Edinbourg. Avec Texte Par David Low. (1.-2. Part - l. Part: Le Boef (Cattle) - 2. Part: Le cochon (Pigs).

Paris, Bureaux du Moniteur de la Proprieté, 1842.

Large 4to. (30x23 cm.). Bound in one cont. hcalf, raised bands. Compartments with gilt animals. Minor scratches to edges, but fine. There are 3 half-titles and 3 title-pages (all dated 1842, the second title after page 27, the third after page 176, where the section with the pigs starts). (4), I-X (11-) 176, (6), 33, (1) pp., last leaf=Table des Matieres. Having 22 fine lithographic plates of Cattles, of which 20 are hand-coloured and shown in landscape-settings with coloured backgrounds, (2 uncold.) and 4 plates showing pigs, all hand-coloured. The plates with tissue-guards. One of the pig-plates with a tear not reaching image. 2 plates loosening. A small marginal dampstain to af few leaves and plates. Otherwise clean and fine.

Extremely scarce first French edition of this pioneering work in the science of selective breeding, illustrating the forerunners of the most important breeds of cows and pigs of all times.

The French edition is a translation of "The Breeds of the Domestic Animals in the British Isles" issued in 4 parts in folio, London 1840-42. The 2 other parts, which are not present here deal in the same manner with sheep (le mouton) and with horses (le cheval).

Nissen ZBI No. 2565. - Not in BMC (NH). - Not in Wood.

Order-nr.: 31809

DKK 18.500,00