Illustrations of ornithology


Illustrations of ornithology

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Jardine, William, 1800-1874

Selby, Prideaux John, 1788-1867
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888 , ill.
Mitford, R. C. W. (Reginald Colville William), 1839- , ill.




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Edinburgh Published by W.H. Lizars [1826-1843]


Issued in parts.

Text unpaged.

For more information on the publication history of this title, see Sherborn (Ibis, 1894, p. 326; also 1899, p. 483), and the bibliographical citations listed below.

Engraved title pages.

The illustrations are signed by Selby, Jardine, E. Lear, and R. Mitford.

"Some of our co-operators having expressed a desire to be freed from their connection with these illustrations, it is now proposed to conclude this series with the present number, but a new series will be continued, upon our own resources."--From a printed leaf bound in at the end of v. 3, captioned "Note" and signed "W.J.--P.I.S."

Two engraved plates are included for each plate number, one being hand-colored and the other without coloring. There are a total of 308 numbered plates, arranged as follows: v. I, plates 1-55; v. 2, plates 56-110; vol. 3, plates 106-136, 139-151; vol. [IV], pls. I-LIII

"Note to the binder: by mistake, there are five duplicate numbers ... viz. 106*, 107*, 108*, 109*, 110*; and numbers 137[dagger] and 138[dagger] are omitted"--P. [1] of the index to v. 3.

Plate 93 is incorrectly numbered as 94.

The new series (with plates marked "n.s."), sometimes referred to as v. 4 of this set, was issued in parts between 1836 [or 1837?] and 1843.

The title page of Vol. [IV] bears the names of Jardine and Selb only. No notation of volume number, and the binding varies from the vols. I-III. Described by Anker as vol. IV; Ayer also describes it as vol. IV and calls it New Series.

BM (NH) | v. 2, p. 927

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., | p. 322-324

Anker, J. Bird books and bird art, | no. 222

Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher, | no. 472


Arsenic compounds , Birds , Collection and preservation , Pictorial works

Call Number

QL674 .J37 1826




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60404
OCLC: 12777919
OCLC: 54291025
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q51493506


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