London, South Kensington
6 April 2001
LESSON, René Primevère. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Epimaques, Paris: Arthus Betrand, [1834-35]. 8°, half title, 43 hand-finished colour-printed plates, including 3 double-page by Massard, Oudet and others after Oudart and Prêtre (text spotted throughout, some plates lightly spotted or evenly browned), later half morocco by Chatelin (extremities rubbed), t.e.g.; bookplate of James F. Greenall. FIRST EDITION. Anker 296; Fine Bird Books p. 90; Nissen IVB 550; Wood p. 433: "classic monograph"; Zimmer p. 390.
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