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American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States
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American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States : illustrated with plates, engraved and colored from original drawings from nature

Title Variants

Alternative: American ornithology

Alternative: Natural history of the birds of the United States

Alternative: Wilson and Bonaparte

Related Titles

Related/Analytical: Bonaparte's Ornithology.

By

Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813

Bonaparte, Charles-Lucien, 1803-1857 , American ornithology
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 , Catalogue of North American birds
Ord, George, 1781-1866
Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846 , engraver
Porter & Coates, , publisher
Sherman & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.), , printer
Mears & Dusenbery, , stereotyper

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

Philadelphia :Porter & Coates,[1871]

Notes

"A composite reprint, consisting of the Ord (1828-29) edition of Wilson's text, including Ord's biography of the author, and (vol. III, pp. 135-408) Bonaparte's American ornithology, 1825-33, vols. I-IV, with the prefaces to the first three volumes. A combined index is given at the close of the work .... Vol. I, pp i-xvi contains a 'Catalogue of North American birds' by Baird, reprinted from the 1859 8vo edition of the original matter first published in vol. IX of the 'Pacific railroad surveys' (reprint erroneously credited to Oc. 1858) ..." --J.T. Zimmer, Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer ornithological library, page 686.

"Catalogue of North American birds" by Spencer F. Baird, originally issued by the Smithsonian Institution, 1858: volume 3, pages i-xvi.

"Caxton Press of Sherman & Co., Philadelphia; stereotyped by Mears & Dusenbery"--Verso of title page.

"Sketch of the author's life": volume 1, pages xi-cxxxii.

"The atlas of plates accompanying this edition is in 2 vols. folio, each separately entitled, and both titles are different from that of the vols. of text, so that they will doubtless yet be found quoted in catalogues as different works" --E. Coues, Miscellaneous publications of the U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories, number 11, pages 688-689.

Plates illustrated by Wilson and engraved by A. Lawson; accompanied by blank guard sheets.

Volume 2 of the atlas has half-title: Bonaparte's Ornithology. Plates.

Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher, | 997

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Library, | page 686

Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbèucher, | 997

Coues, E. Miscellaneous publications of the U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories, | number 11, pages 688-689

Subjects

1766-1813 , Birds , Pictorial works , United States , Wilson, Alexander,

Call Number

QL681 .W74 1871

Language

English

Identifiers

OCLC: 5121889

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.104756

 

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