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Hewitson, William Chapman.
British oology: being illustrations of the eggs of British birds, with figures of each species, as far as practicable, drawn and coloured from nature : accompanied by descriptions of the materials and situation of their nests, number of eggs, &c.
Published for the author, by Charles Empson , Newcastle upon Tyne , 1831 .

3 v. in 2, col. ill., 24 cm.

Notes: Later eds. have title: Coloured illustrations of the eggs of British birds. Vol. 2 has imprint: Newcastle upon Tyne : Published for the author, by Currie and Bowman. Verso of t.p. of v.1: Newcastle: Printed by T. and J. Hodgson; verso of t.p. of v.2: Bristol: Printed by George Davey. Plates 1-155 and accompanying text issued in 37 parts from 1831-1838; supplement including plates 156-169 issued in 1842 (cf. Zimmer). Vol. 1: [4], 15, [1], [iii]-viii, [137], 4 p., 72 leaves of plates; v.2: [4], [134], [5]-8 p., 73-155 leaves of plates; v.3: [21], [2] p., 156-169 leaves of plates. Includes indexes. Reference: Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 302. Hill copy 1: Lacks t.p. of v.3; cf. Zimmer. Handwritten index ([4] p.) bound in at end. Provenance: S. Pozecz Wright (signature).


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