Fine Bird Books p. 157; Jackson Lithography 105; Nissen IVB 1000. " /> WILSON, Scott Barchard and Arthur Humble EVANS. <I>Aves Hawaiienses: The Birds of the Sandwich Islands.</I> London: R.H. Porter, 1890-99. 8 parts in one vol. 4<V>o. 64 hand-colored lithographed after and by F.W. Frohawk (63 fine illustrations of birds, one of eggs), 3 lithographed plates of bird structures after H. Gadow by J. Klinkhardt (including one partially hand-colored), 3 photographic illustrations of birds' nests, and a lithographed map of the Hawaiian Islands by E. Wilson (title with perforated stamp and one plate with ink stamp on verso). Contemporary red half-morocco, spine gilt, original wrappers bound in (wear and staining to covers, library marking on spine). FIRST EDITION of this milestone work on Hawaiian ornithology describing many previously unknown species. "The text is comprehensive and the illustrations are very fine examples of Frohawk's careful work... Frohawk manages to have...clear-cut profiles of his birds..." (Jackson). <I>Fine Bird Books</I> p. 157; Jackson <I>Lithography</I> 105; Nissen <I>IVB</I> 1000. | Christie's