L'histoire de la natvre des oyseavx : avec levrs descriptions, & naïfs portraicts retirez du natvrel, escrite en sept livres
Histoire de la nature des oiseaux
Belon, Pierre, 1517?-1564
A Paris, ... Gilles Corrozet, 1555
Colophon reads: Imprime à Paris par Benoist.
Signatures: ã⁶, ẽ⁴, ĩ⁴, a-f⁶, g⁴, h-m⁶, n⁴, o-t⁶, v⁴, x-z⁶, A-E⁶, F⁴, G-I⁶, K-L⁴. A⁶, p. -, and L⁴ blank.
Woodcuts include port. of author, two comparing human and bird skeletons, 158 depicting birds and one bat, and 7 displaying the printer's device, some signed with a lorraine cross, others with a white cross on black diamond, some unsigned. Author mentions Pierre Goudet [i.e., Gourdelle] as an artist.
Many plates captioned with excerpts from Aristotle in Greek letter. Some Greek in text as well.
Also published in Paris by Guillaume Cavellat in the same year.
Each part has separate title page each with printer's device.
Mortimer, R. French 16th cent., | 50
Brunet, | I, column 762
QL673 .B45 1555
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