LESSON, Ren Primevre (1794-1849). Histoire naturelle des colibris, suivie d'un supplment l'histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1830-1832].
2 parts in one volume, 8 (230 x 145mm). Half-title, 66 colour-printed, hand-finished engraved plates by Coutant and Teillard after A. G. Bvalet and J.-G. Prtre, printed by Rmond. (Scattered spotting of text.) Contemporary hard-grained red half morocco (extremities rubbed). Provenance: J. F. Symons-Jeune (bookplate).
Lesson's second work on humming-birds, issued in 13 parts, the first 12 parts containing plates only. Anker 293 'the plates, printed in colour, are beautifully executed'; Fine Bird Books p. 90 (*); Nissen IVB 548; Ronsil 1774; Wood p. 433 'fundamental and well-known classic treatise'; Zimmer p. 388.