[Ornithology] Lesson (René Primevère). Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches, two volumes

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[ORNITHOLOGY]. LESSON (René Primevère). • Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches. •• (Natural History of Hummingbirds) [Supplement]. Paris, Arthus Bertrand Libraire, n. d. [circa 1829].

Two large in-8 octavo volumes, blue half-calfskin, ribbed spine decorated with ornithology motifs (circa 1860 binding).
125 plates (86+39), engraved and watercolor heightening (numbered from 1-85 & 48 bis and 1-39) after PRÊTRE, Zoé DUMONT, BÉVALET, BÉVALET fils, Mme LESSON & VAUTHIER, engraved by TEILLARD & COUTANT.
Example contains supplementary engraved plate 20 repeated (« L'Améthiste prenant son plumage d'adulte »)

Work dedicated to S.A.R. Mademoiselle (future Duchess of Parma).

Faded spine; few foxing

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