Moeurs, Instinct et singularités de la vie des Animaux Mammifères. René Primevère LESSON.
Moeurs, Instinct et singularités de la vie des Animaux Mammifères.
Moeurs, Instinct et singularités de la vie des Animaux Mammifères.

Moeurs, Instinct et singularités de la vie des Animaux Mammifères.

Paris: Paulin, 1842.

Octavo, 294pp (including 2pp index); original publisher's wrappers, spine strengthened.

including Australian species

Very scarce: five Australian species are included in this zoological study. Most of the mammals discussed would have been encountered by Lesson during his three-year voyage under Duperrey and Dumont d'Urville. As naval surgeon on the Coquille, Lesson visited Brazil, the Falklands, Tahiti, New Holland, New Zealand and New Guinea. In addition to his medical duties, Lesson worked with Dumont d'Urville in collecting botanical and entomological specimens. His is the only complete account of the voyage. The expedition travelled extensively throughout the Pacific, including Tahiti and the Solomons, and stopped at Port Jackson before sailing to the Bay of Islands. Lesson was a careful and lively observer. He received little formal education and joined the navy as medical assistant; here his natural aptitude was recognised and formal training as a surgeon ensued. Lesson was fascinated by natural history from a young age, and relished the many opportunities offered during the voyage of the Coquille.

Very scarce: five Australian species are included in this zoological study. Most of the mammals discussed would have been encountered by Lesson during his three-year voyage under Duperrey and Dumont d'Urville. As naval surgeon on the Coquille, Lesson visited Brazil, the Falklands, Tahiti, New Holland, New Zealand and New Guinea. In addition to his medical duties, Lesson worked with Dumont d'Urville in collecting botanical and entomological specimens. His is the only complete account of the voyage. The expedition travelled extensively throughout the Pacific, including Tahiti and the Solomons, and stopped at Port Jackson before sailing to the Bay of Islands. Lesson was a careful and lively observer. He received little formal education and joined the navy as medical assistant; here his natural aptitude was recognised and formal training as a surgeon ensued. Lesson was fascinated by natural history from a young age, and relished the many opportunities offered during the voyage of the Coquille.

Despite its Australian interest this is not recorded by Ferguson.

Presentation copy, inscribed by Lesson to "Monsieur L'Amiral Leblanc hommage respectueux". Louis Francois Leblanc (1786-1857) had been promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1841 in the wake of a distinguished career including time as commander of the naval division station in Brazil and the South Sea.

not in Ferguson; not in Wood.

Price (AUD): $4,250.00

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