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.
Anker 129; Fine Bird Books, p. 72; Nissen IVB 294; Zimmer, p. 205; Wood, p. 331
Norman Ritchie, armorial bookplate
Some spotting, often affecting text more than plates
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