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Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers, suivis de celle des toucans et des barbus (Vol. 1)

Illustrated by Jacques Barraband (1767–1809), Engraved by Jacques-Louis Pérée (French, born in 1769), Engraved by Gremillier (French, active early 19th century), Engraved by Langlois (active 1805–1840), Author François Levaillant (French, 1753–1824), Publisher Denné le jeune (early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Nissen, Vogelbücher, 559; Anker, Bird Books, 304


Overall: 55.5 x 37.8 x 5.7 cm (21 7/8 x 14 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 56 color etching and engravings, with hand-coloring

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: G. Denné le jeune and Perlet, 1806) Folio; [2 ff.] 153, ii pp., plus 56 plates (some folding); contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, blue pastepaper boards.

Illustrations of birds.

Paris: G. Denné le jeune and Perlet, 1806


Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, New Orleans, by whom given to MFA January 18, 1984.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection