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Daniel Giraud Elliot | The new and heretofore unfigured species of the birds of North America, 1869, 2 volumes

Daniel Giraud Elliot | The new and heretofore unfigured species of the birds of North America, 1869, 2 volumes

Daniel Giraud Elliot | The new and heretofore unfigured species of the birds of North America, 1869, 2 volumes

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Daniel Giraud Elliot


The new and heretofore unfigured species of the birds of North America. New York: Published by the author, 1869


FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, large folio (595 x 470mm.), dedication, list of subscribers, list of plates, 72 hand-coloured lithographed plates, 21 mounted wood-engraved text illustrations, later green half morocco gilt, some spotting, often affecting text more than plates


Elliot’s large-scale work is continuation of Wilson's American Ornithology (1808–1824) and Audubon's Birds of America (1827–1838). The work includes those species of American birds not previously represented to Elliot's knowledge.


LITERATURE:

Anker 129; Fine Bird Books, p. 72; Nissen IVB 294; Zimmer, p. 205; Wood, p. 331


PROVENANCE:

Norman Ritchie, armorial bookplate

Some spotting, often affecting text more than plates


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