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Wilson, Alexander.
American ornithology; or, The natural history of the birds of the United States.: Illustrated with plates engraved and coloured from original drawings taken from nature.
Published by Collins & Co[.], New York, and Harrison Hall, Philadelphia., [New York], 1828.

3 v. + 1 atlas, ill.; atlas: 76 leaves of plates (col.), 24 cm.; atlas: 38 cm. .

Notes: Atlas has title: American ornithology; or, The natural history of the birds of the United States. : Plates engraved and coloured from original drawings taken from nature. / By Alexander Wilson. Statement of responsibility precedes the word "Plates." "The first new edition of Wilson's entire work (1808-14 ...), arranged in the systematic sequence of the species, not in the irregular order of the original"--Field Museum. Ayer Ornithological Library, v.2, p. 681. Vol. 1: cxcix, [1], 230, [2] p.; v.2: vi, [9]-456 p.; v.3: vi, 396 p. "The hand-colored drawings in the Atlas are from the original copper-plates ..."--Field Museum, v.2, p. 682. "The original plates, engraved under the eye of Wilson, are employed in this edition, after having been carefully examined and retouched by Mr. Alexander Lawson, by whom most of them were executed"--Editor's preface to v.1, p. vi. "Sketch of the author's life," by George Ord: v.1, p. [ix]-cxcix. Includes bibliographical references and index. References: Field Museum. Ayer Ornithological Library, v.2, p. 681-682; Nissen, C. Die illustrierten Vogelbücher, 992.

Illustrated by Lawson, Alexander

Other Authors: Ord, George


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