Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's Ornithology
Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's Ornithology

CHARLES LUCIEN BONAPARTE, 1826

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Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's Ornithology
Charles Lucien Bonaparte, 1826
BONAPARTE, Charles Lucien (1803-1857). Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's Ornithology. Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1826.
 
Presentation copy of an important American ornithological work. Charles, the nephew of Napoleon I, moved to Philadelphia after his marriage and devoted himself to the study of America's birds. This work is a re-issue of a number of articles originally published in the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1824-25, proposing revisions to the nomenclature of the 278 species described by Wilson. Sabin 6266.
 
Octavo (232 x 139mm). Unpaginated (some spotting and browning, a little dampstaining). Contemporary boards (rebacked, a little worn and stained). Provenance: Reuben Haines (1727-1793, Philadelphia brewer; presentation inscription).

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