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DODO -- OWEN, Sir Richard (1804-1892). Memoir of the Dodo (Didus ineptus, Linn.)... with an historical introduction by the late William John Broderip. London: Taylor & Francis, 1866. 4° (314 x 245mm). 12 lithographic plates, 2 hand-coloured, 10 uncoloured). (Without letterpress acknowledgment slip, the folding plate with 30mm. repaired tear.) Original green cloth (rebacked with majority of original spine laid down, inner hinges repaired). Provenance: Bradford Philosophical Society (author's presentation inscription, dated 16 November 1867).
AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. The work consists of an historical survey of what was known about the dodo (largely written by Broderip), followed by a description of a series of bones discovered on Mauritius in 1865. BM(NH) III,p.1491; Nissen IVB 703; Wood p.509.
Alphonse MILNE-EDWARDS (1835-1900). Remarques sur les ossements du Dronte (Didus ineptus) novellement recueillis a l'ile Maurice. Paris: E. Martinet, 1866. 4° (312 x 240mm). 5 tinted lithographic plates. (Title browned and final text leaf browned.) Brown paper wrappers (small tear to backstrip). Provenance: Chicago Natural History Museum Library (cancellation stamp to title). First separate edition: an offprint of an article originally issued in the Annales des Sciences Naturelles series V, vol.II. BM(NH) II,p. 507; Wood p.465.
Hendrik Christian MILLIES. Over eene nieuw ontdekte afbeelding van den Dodo (Didus ineptus L.). Amsterdam: C.G. van der Post, 1868. 4° (280 x 230mm). Tinted lithographic plate. (Some spotting.) Original limp boards (old dampstiaining to covers, rebacked, later endpapers). A rare offprint. BM(NH) III,p.1316. (3)
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