Les Trochilidées, ou, les Colibris et les Oiseaux-Mouches

Les trochilidées, ou, les colibris et les oiseaux-mouches
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Location: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Les Trochilidées, ou Les colibris et les oiseaux-mouches : suivis d'un index général, dans lequel sont décrites et classées méthodiquement toutes les races et espèces du genre Trochilus : ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes

By R. P. Lesson. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1832-1833].

René Primevère Lesson, having served as surgeon/pharmacist/naturalist on the round-the-world scientific voyage of the Coquille (1822-1825), subsequently published several works in ornithology and mammalogy. Les Trochilidées is the third and last volume of his classic work on hummingbirds, and its purchase completes the Smithsonian Libraries' set. Beautifully illustrated, the plates are color-printed and finished by hand to accompany the species descriptions and a general natural history of hummingbirds. This copy survives in sheets as issued, folded but un-cut and un-bound.

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