Considérations sur les bêtes à laine au milieu de XIXe siècle, et notice sur la race de la charmoise.
Paris: printed by Firmin Didot for Dusacq, 1851.
First and only edition of this rare study of wool-bearing animals, especially the charmoise sheep, a breed developed by the author.
79 pp plus four full-page lithographed plates, three of which are CHARMING DEPICTIONS OF SHEEP, ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY SOULANGE-TESSIER AFTER ROSA BONHEUR, the most celebrated female painter of the 19th century.
4to. Attractively bound in 19th-century quarter morocco and decorated boards. Some spotting of text pages caused by impurities in paper. The lithographs, on far superior paper, are fine and bright.
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