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Voyage Atour Du Monde, Vols. I & II - Rene P. Lesson
Voyage Atour Du Monde, Vols. I & II - Rene P. Lesson P. Pourrat freres Paris, 1839. By Rene P. Lesson. Hardcover, leatherbound, two volumes. Vol I: 510 pages. Vol II: 547 pages. Language: French. Condition: GOOD. Some scratches and dents on covers, some edgewear. Spines retain the original embossed leather decoration, but corroded, with author's name barely visible. Marbled pages. Edgewear on inside pages, foxing, some pages sustain water damage. Fold-out front plate and other plates intact and in good condition. Vol. 2 features a glossary of gorgeous, well-preserved color plates featuring various native birds. René Primevère Lesson (20 March 1794 - 28 April 1849) was a French surgeon, naturalist, ornithologist, and herpetologist. He served on Duperrey's round-the-world voyage of La Coquille (1822-25), on which he collected natural history specimens. He was the first naturalist to see Birds of Paradise in the wild. On returning to Paris, he spent seven years preparing the section on vertebrates for the official account of the expedition: 'Voyage autour du monde entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement sur la corvette La Coquille'.".
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