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Aves (birds) index

editor    René Primevère Lesson

Lesson, Apteryx australis, kiwi

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Brown Kiwi, Apteryx australis:

Hand-coloured lithograph. From R P Lesson's Complements de Buffon, 2nd edition, volume 2: Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux,, Paris, Pourrat Freres, 1838.

Artist: Schaw.

Page size: 9 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches (25 x 16.5 cm, approximately).
Text: no text.
Condition: Some very light foxing (please see larger image).

Yellow-crowned parakeet

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Perruche a bandeau jaune, (Yellow-crowned parakeet), Psittacus aurifrons:   

Hand-coloured engraving, plate 18. From R P Lesson'sCenturie Zoologique, ou choix animaux rares nouveaux ou impartfaitment connus, published in Paris, Chez F G Lavrault, 1830.

Artist: The plates were hand-coloured and engraved by Coutant, Guyard, Mme. Massard and others after Pretre.

Page size: 11 6/8 x 9 inches (30 x 23.3 cm, approximately).
Text: Text is included.
Condition: Some light foxing (please see larger image).