Lesson Ren
é Primevère
Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, Paris, A.Bertrand, 1829-1830
Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux des Paradis et
Épimaques, Paris, A. Bertrand, 1834-1835

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Lesson (René Primevère)

Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches. WITH: Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Épimaques.

Published in Paris, Arthus Bertrand, [1829-30]; [1834-35].
Two volumes. 8vo (233 x 141 mm). xlvi, [2], 223; vii, 34, [2], 248 pp. With 86 hand-colored lithographed plates in volume one, and 43 hand-colored lithographed plates (3 folding) in volume two. Uniform morocco backed marbled boards. Plates evenly toned, text foxed, rubbing and mild wear to boards.
FIRST EDITIONS. The first work is a "fundamental classic ... one of a well-known series of volumes on humming-birds by the same author" (Wood). The second work is also a classic on the subject, featuring extensive scientific descriptive text and exquisite colored plates after Ayer/Zimmer pp 386-7; Prêtre and Oudart; 390; Wood p 433. Price on request.