American Ornithology
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American Ornithology

ALEXANDER WILSON, 1876

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American Ornithology
Alexander Wilson, 1876
WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813). American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. London: Chatto and Windus, 1876.

British edition of the classic American bird book, featuring Lizar's attractive re-engravings of the original plates. This set includes text and plates for Lucian Bonaparte's final volume, not present in the first Jardine edition, with the illustrations re-engraved by a new, unnamed, artist. Nissen 996; Sitwell p. 157.

Three volumes, quarto (286 x 222mm). 104 engravings, all but one hand-colored (light, even toning). Contemporary green half morocco with gilt pictorial spines (wear to spine ends, vol. 1 spine rubbed). Provenance: Theodore T. Whitney (bookplate).

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