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Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregan, British and Russian American

John Cassin

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Ref. 097153   Edition. First Edition

Illustrated By: William Hitchcock

Published By: J. B. Lippincott & Co 1862 (Philadelphia)

Intended to contain descriptions and figures of all North American Birds not given by former American authors, and a general synopsis of North American ornithology. Bound in the original maroon bevelled cloth binding, with decorative blind stamped borders. Gilt titles to the spine. Spine sunned, corners a little bumped but very good overall. Binding tight, no cracking to the endpapers. Two previous owners book plates to the front pastedown. Wonderfully illustrated with 50 exceptional captioned full page hand coloured lithographic plates, with protective tissue guards.  Collated and complete. Very minor foxing to the contents but plates generally unaffected. Originally intended as a complimentary volume to Audobans Birds of American first edition, but the two authors had a disagreement and Cassin instead went on to produce this alone. A scarce volume. 298pp + ads. 

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to

Binding: Hard Back

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