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DODO and OTHER EXTINCT SPECIES -- OWEN, Sir Richard (1804-1892). Memoir on the Dinoris, a Genus of Extinct Gigantic Birds of New Zealand. [The extract from the Zoological Transactions, Vol. III. Part III.] London, 1844. 4° (311 x 240mm). 15 lithographic plates, several folding. 19th-century purple cloth, spine titled in gilt (some light wear). PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR (inscribed to Henry Warburton on front free endpaper).
Richard OWEN, Description of the Skeleton of an Extinct Gigantic Sloth. London: John van Voorst, 1842. 4° (310 x 240mm). 24 lithographic plates, 4 folding, by G. Scharf, printed by C. Hullmandel, errata slip. 19th-century crimson cloth gilt (spine and edges faded, splits to joints).
Richard OWEN. Monograph on The Aye-Aye. London: Taylor and Francis, 1863. 4°, 14 lithographic plates, 2 folding, by J. Erxleben after J. Wolf. (Occasional light marginal soiling, light spotting to title, one plate cropped to imprint.) Contemporary green cloth (rebacked, corners worn). Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY from the author to Mrs Charlotte Taylor (title inscribed). Nissen ZBI 3040; [Together with:] 2 others by OWEN: a presentation copy of Restoration of a Flying Dragon (London, 1870) from the author; and Owen's own copy of Extinct Pachydermoid Marsupial Genus (London, 1872). (5)
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