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Twenty-eight papers on Birds, Mammals and Reptiles from Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, The Ibis, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Annals and Magazine of Natural History, etc.

Thomas, Oldfield; Gunther, A.; Hartert, Ernst; Oates, Eugene; Stoliczka, F.; Stejneger, Loenhard; Boulenger, G. A. and Pocock, R. I. et al.

Published by Various places, various publishers, -. First edition., 1861
From Natural History Books (Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.)

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Pp. 400+ with handwritten index to all 28 papers at front; 8 hand-colored plates, 4 black-and-white halftone plates, some text-figures. Early one-half black leather over black pebble-cloth, spine is gilt-ruled, title lettered in gilt on the front cover, 8vo. A few of the longer titles include: "On the birds collected by Mr. Hall, of Melbourne, on the banks of the Lena River between Gigalowa and its mouth" by E. Hartert; "On the geographical distribution of the true pheasants (genus Phasianus sensu stricto)" by S. A. Buturlin; "On the mammals presented by Allan O. Hume to the Natural History Museum" by Oldfield Thomas (with two hand-colored plates); "Ornithological observations in the Sutlej valley, N. W. Himalaya" by F. Stoliczka; "On the silver pheasants of Burma" by Oldfield Thomas; "Notes on a collection of birds made by Mr. Harry W. Hensen in the island of Yezo, Japan" by Loenhard Stejneger; and "On a collection of reptiles and batrachians made by Mr. J. D. La Touche in N. W. Fokien, China by G. A. Boulenger (with one hand-colored plate and 3 monochrome plates). Two color plates have the genus and species of the bird neatly written in the outer corner of the plate. No ownership marks. Light foxing to the hand-written index and to the endpapers, light edge to one outer corner; a tight and clean copy in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 7018

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Title: Twenty-eight papers on Birds, Mammals and ...

Publisher: Various places, various publishers, -. First edition.

Publication Date: 1861

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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