The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies. Henry Seebohm, Hubert Massey Whittell.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.
The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.

The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes and their Allies.

London: Henry Sotheran & Co, Nd [1888]. Second Printing. Hardcover. Bookplate of the noted Western Australian ornithologist. Whittell's manuscript pencil inscription at the base of the title page makes clear the publishing dates. He records a presentation of the first printing to be December 25th 1887 and notes that the Zoological Record records the issue date as 1888. There is also stamped on the lower spine the date of 1888 along with 5 pounds, five shillings

4to, i-xxix, 524 pp, 21 fine hand colored, lithographs from drawings by J G Keulemans, wood engraved illustrations throughout the text. Both the text and plates are very clean and bright, though being a second issue copy, the color in some plates is slightly muted. Publishers green pebbled cloth, title in gold on cover and spine.

Seebohm (1832-1895) was an industrialist who dedicated most of his time to ornithology.
This works is a comprehensive treatise on the shore birds of the world and includes an analysis of his work and how he arrived at his conclusions. He explains the pre Darwin approach and this post Darwin approach. Very good condition. Item #27187

Price: $1,750.00

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