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WYTSMAN, P.
Genera Avium.
Brussels Verteneuil & Desmet 1905 - 1914. Complete. All 26 first editions together in 1 volume. 43 coloured chromolithographed plates. contributions by leading European ornithologists such as Sclater, Bowdler Sharpe, Ogilvie-Grant, Hartert, Hellmayr, Salvadori, and others. The colour plates after paintings by Keulemans and Grönvold include 11 stunning illustrations of parrots. Rebound in an attractive modern half leather, With marbled boards. 320 by 250mm (12½ by 9¾ inches). Very Good / Fine condition. Fractional edgewear to one corner. Very small closed tear to head of the last text page. Slight darkening to text pages with a few marginal marks Philogène Auguste Galilée Wytsman (12 August 1866 – 1 March 1925) was a Belgian ornithologist, entomologist and publisher most noted for his serial publications Genera Avium and Genera Insectorum. The 26 issues of Genera Avium were published between 1905 and 1914. These were written by leading European and British ornithologists. Wytsman himself authored the second family, the Todidae. "A series of monographs of various groups of birds, prepared by different workers and issued from time to time. The intention was to have the complete series embrace all avian groups, the death of the editor has probably terminated the project". Nissen IV B, 1028 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books NVvA/ILAB PBFA [Wimborne, United Kingdom]
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