Paris: Hachette, 1865. Leather_bound. Quarto. 11" x 7.5". 632 pages, index. 21 color chromolithograph plates, profusely illustrated with text engravings. Full black leather binding with gilt rules, five raised bands to gilt decorated spine with gilt title on red background. Thick quarto. Corners bumped, scratches to covers, top of spine shows wear, spine has chafing to raised bands and nicks to gilt decoration, label is dulled. Marbled endpapers, scattered foxing to margins and text, plates foxed at margins, binding sound. In French. Beautifully illustrated with some wonderful chromolithographs. Very Good Minus. Item #76163
Alfred Fredol was the pseudonym of Alfred Moquin-Tandon [1804-1863] who was a professor of zoology and Director of the Jardin des Plantes and member of the French Academy of Sciences.