DODO -- STRICKLAND, Hugh Edwin (1811-1853) and Alexander Gordon MELVILLE. The Dodo and its Kindred; or, The History, Affinities, and Osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire and other extinct birds.... London: Reeve, Benham and Reeve, 1848.
2 parts in one volume, 4° (317 x 250mm). Half-title, part-titles, wood-engraved title vignette and illustrations, 12 lithographic plates by Dinkel and West, including frontispiece, and 5 anastatically-printed plates, one hand-coloured and one folding, errata slip and advertisement leaves, t.e.g. (occasional light marginal spots.) Original blue cloth decorated in blind, the upper cover gilt-stamped with vignette of a dodo, the lower cover with a solitaire (spine and edges faded, joints partially split). Strickland's and Melville's detailed account of the Dodo and extinct birds of Mauritius, Rodriguez and Bourbon. Anker 486; Wood 585; Zimmer p.606.
Hugh Edwin STRICKLAND. Autograph letter signed, to Mr Lovell Reeve, 2 pages, oblong 8vo, dated Oxford, 6 December 1847. Strickland's letter to his publisher dicussing the contents of his forthcoming book, the Dodo and its Kindred. (2)