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Auction #113 begins on 29 Feb 2024

Sclater (P.L.)


A descriptive catalogue of the birds of the Argentine Republic by with notes on their habits by W.H. Hudson, late of Buenos Ayres.

Published: R.H. Porter, London, 1888

Edition: First Edition

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2 volumes: I. xiv, 208. II. xxiv, 251 pages, 8vo (260 x 170 mm), title page vignettes, 20 hand-coloured lithograph plates by J. G. Keulemans, other illustrations in the text, half maroon morocco with matching cloth sides by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, titled gilt on the spines, top edges gilt other edges uncut, bookplate of C.S. Barlow on the front paste-down endpaper, cancelled library stamps of the Radcliffe Library, Oxford on the title pages, a fine set.

The Edition of this work being strictly to 200 copies for Subscribers, each copy is numbered and signed by the authors.

 No. 42

The first volume contains an account of the Passeres of the Argentine Republic, which, as at present known, number some 229 species. The second volumes contains an account of all the Orders of Birds met with within the Argentine Republic except the Passeres, It also comprises an Appendix and Index. Prefaces to the 2 volumes.

 Sitwell (Sacheverell) Fine Bird Books, London 1953, page 106.

  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo (260 x 170 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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