SEEBOHM, HENRY AND RICHARD BOWDLER SHARPE
A Monograph of the Turdidae. Or Family of Thrushes. London: Henry Sotheran, -1902
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, folio (373 x 276mm.), photogravure portrait, 149 plates (147 hand-coloured lithographs, plate 5 and 8 in volume one in pen and ink, some with manuscript corrections), contemporary red half morocco, cloth boards, a few very minor tears or repairs, rubbed
A DELICATELY ILLUSTRATED WORK ON THRUSHES. "The writing of the manuscript had been commenced by Seebohm, and nearly all the coloured plates were ready at his death, although more plates had to be added later. The text dealing with individual forms gives their synonymies, brief diagnosis in Latin, descriptions with other notes; and, most often, information about the geographical distribution and the habits of the birds" (Anker).
Anker 548; Nissen IVB 852
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