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A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or, Family of sun-birds 1 edition

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A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or, Family of sun-birds
by Captain G.E. Shelley

Published 1876 by Published by the author in London .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Published in XII parts from July 28, 1876 to February, 1880. The original working title, used in parts I-X, was A monograph of the Cinnyridae, or family of sun-birds. In parts XI-XII the title was changed to its final form: A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or family of sun-birds.

"Printed by Taylor and Francis"--Verso of t.p.

"The illustrations ... have all been executed by Mr. Keulemans"--Introduction, p. xi.

Plates are hand-colored.

"Literature" : p. [lix]-cviii.

Includes bibliographical references ("Literature" : p. [lix]-cviii) and index.

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 588

SCNHRB has two copies.

SCNHRB c. 1 (39088015703556) has faded signature at head of t.p.

SCNHRB c. 1 bound in black goatskin, gilt fillets and rolls on boards, title in gilt on spine, gilt edges, marbled endpapers.

SCNHRB c. 2 (39088015703598) bound in black library buckram, title in gilt on spine, marbled edges.

Other Titles
Monograph of the Nectariniidae, Family of sun-birds, Monograph of the Cinnyridae, Nectariniidae, or, Family of sun-birds, Shelley's Monograph of the sun-birds


Library of Congress
QL696.P2 S5

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cviii, 393 p., [121] leaves of plates :
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