Moeurs, Instinct et Singularités de la Vie des Animaux Mammifères. DUPERREY, René-Primevère LESSON.

Moeurs, Instinct et Singularités de la Vie des Animaux Mammifères.

Paris: Paulin, 1842.

Octavo; a very good copy in contemporary quarter calf.

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. He achieved additional fame for his work on hummingbirds.

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. He achieved additional fame for his work on hummingbirds.

Despite its Australian interest this is not recorded by Ferguson.

Not in Ferguson; not in Wood.

Price (AUD): $4,250.00

US$2,985.50   Other currencies

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