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BRITISH MUSEUM ORNITHOLOGY COLLECTION. Six works on ornithology published by the British Museum: 1. SHARPE, RICHARD BOWDLER. 1847-1909. ET. AL. Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum. London: Printed by Order of the Trustees, 1874-1898. 27 volumes. 8vo. 387 plates, mostly hand-colored, some chromolithographed. First 6 volumes in contemporary green half morocco and cloth, the remainder in publisher's cloth. Bindings worn, library stamps, volumes XVI and XXII lacking list of plates (replaced in volume XVI with hand-written facsimile), pencil annotations on some plates. Anker 70; Nissen IVB 175; Sitwell Fine Bird Books p 141; Wood p 564; Zimmer p 95. 2. ---. A Hand-List of the Genera and Species of Birds. London: By Order of the Trustees, 1869-1871. 3 volumes. 8vo. Publisher's cloth. Scattered foxing and spotting. FIRST EDITION. 3. Another, as above, but second edition, 1899-1909, along with supplementary General Index, 1912. 6 volumes in all. 4. OATES, EUGENE W. 1845-1911, et. al. Catalogue of the Collection of Birds' Eggs in the British Museum. London: Printed by Order of the Trustees, 1901-1912. 5 volumes. 8vo. 79 chromolithographed plates by Henrik Grönvold. Publisher's cloth. Binding worn and soiled, scattered foxing and spotting. 5. Another set, as above. 6. GRAY, GEORGE ROBERT. 1808-1872. Catalogue of British Birds in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Printed by Order of the Trustees, 1863. 8vo. Publisher's cloth. Wear to spines, scattered foxing and spotting. 48 volumes in all; sold not subject to return.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Dodge Family Autograph Collection, Natural History, Travel and Americana
Date of the auction: 23 Oct 2019
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