IVB 547; Sitwell Fine Bird Books 1700-1900 p.117; Zimmer II, 386." /> LESSON, René Primevère (1794-1849). <I>Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes.</I> Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1828-30]. Large 8° (227 x 150mm). Half title, 86 fine plates of humming birds printed in colour and finished by hand by Bessa, Antoine Germain Bévalet, Mlle Zoë Dumont, Mme Lesson, Jean Gabriel Prêtre and Vauthier (some spotting mainly to text). Contemporary green morocco-backed cloth gilt (some light rubbing). Anker 291; Brunet III, 1017: "Ouvrage assez bien exécuté"; Nissen <I>IVB</I> 547; Sitwell <I>Fine Bird Books 1700-1900</I> p.117; Zimmer II, 386. | Christie's
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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 56

    LESSON, René Primevère (1794-1849). Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1828-30]. Large 8° (227 x 150mm). Half title, 86 fine plates of humming birds printed in colour and finished by hand by Bessa, Antoine Germain Bévalet, Mlle Zoë Dumont, Mme Lesson, Jean Gabriel Prêtre and Vauthier (some spotting mainly to text). Contemporary green morocco-backed cloth gilt (some light rubbing). Anker 291; Brunet III, 1017: "Ouvrage assez bien exécuté"; Nissen IVB 547; Sitwell Fine Bird Books 1700-1900 p.117; Zimmer II, 386.

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    LESSON, René Primevère (1794-1849). Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1828-30]. Large 8° (227 x 150mm). Half title, 86 fine plates of humming birds printed in colour and finished by hand by Bessa, Antoine Germain Bévalet, Mlle Zoë Dumont, Mme Lesson, Jean Gabriel Prêtre and Vauthier (some spotting mainly to text). Contemporary green morocco-backed cloth gilt (some light rubbing). Anker 291; Brunet III, 1017: "Ouvrage assez bien exécuté"; Nissen IVB 547; Sitwell Fine Bird Books 1700-1900 p.117; Zimmer II, 386.


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