Lot 184: Lesson (Rene Primevere)



2015-06-29 14:47:38

Lot 184: Lesson (Rene Primevere). Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches; Histoire Naturelle des Colibris, Suivre d'un Supplement a l'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches; Les Trochilidees ou Colibris et les Oiseaux-Mouches, suivis d'un Index General, 3 vols., Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1829-31, 218 fine hand-finished colour-printed plates, occasional light spotting (mainly to text, plates generally clean), small oval bookplates, a.e.g., contemporary crimson full morocco gilt, slight fading to spines, joints and edges lightly rubbed, 8vo. Anker 291; Fine Bird Books p.117; Nissen IVB 547; Wood p.433. Attractive set of the most comprehensive work on hummingbirds before Gould's famous monograph of 1849-61. (3) Dominic Winter's Printed Books, Maps & Ephemera Auction June 2015 Wednesday, 10th June 2015 Estimate: £1500-2000
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