Audebert (Jean Baptiste)
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Audebert (Jean Baptiste)
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Audebert (Jean Baptiste)
Histoire naturelle des singes et des makis, 61 engraved plates by Audebert, printed in colours and finished by hand, 2 uncoloured anatomical plates, half-title, list of subscribers, occasional slight foxing and offsetting, contemporary blue boards, worn, large folio (525 by 340mm.), Paris, Desray, an huitième [1800]


  • FIRST EDITION of Audebert’s first original work, and the earliest illustrated work devoted to monkeys. The colour-printing process was Audebert’s own invention. See illustration overleaf.

    References: Nissen ZB1 156; Wood, p.206.
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