L'histoire de la natvre des oyseavx : avec levrs descriptions, & naïfs portraicts retirez du natvrel, escrite en sept livres / par Pierre Belon du Mans.
|Main Author:||Belon, Pierre, 1517?-1564.|
A Paris : ... Gilles Corrozet ..., 1555.
Each part has separate title page each with printer's device.
Also published in Paris by Guillaume Cavellat in the same year.
Many plates captioned with excerpts from Aristotle in Greek letter. Some Greek in text as well.
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.
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.
Colophon reads: Imprime à Paris par Benoist.
, 381,  p. :
ill. (woodcuts), port. ;
31 cm. (fol.)
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