Illustrations of ornithology
Directions for preserving and preparing birds
Jardine, William, 1800-1874
Selby, Prideaux John, 1788-1867
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888
Mitford, R. C. W. (Reginald Colville William), 1839-
Edinburgh, Published by W.H. Lizars, [1826-1835]
Issued in parts.
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."
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 text is unpaged.
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.
"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.  of the index to v. 3.
Plate 93 is incorrectly numbered as 94.
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
Collection and preservation
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