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Coloured Plates of the Birds of Ceylon - 4 Parts in two volumes, 1927 & 1930.
Published By the Ceylon Government., Printed by Taylor & Francis, London 1927 - Green Leather Hardcovers, gilt title on the spines. No Inscription Colour plates with tissue guards. Folio hb, 4 Parts in two volumes. Qto Hb. Complete two volume sets uncommon. George Morrison Reid Henry [17 February 1891, Ceylon to- June 1983, England] was an entomologist and ornithologist in Ceylon now Sri Lanka. He was born at Goatfell Estate, Kandapola, Ceylon where his father, Charles Reid Henry, managed tea estates. He was one of eleven children and was educated at home by his older sisters. He showed an early talent as an artist and obtained his first job as a draftsman and a laboratory assistant in the Ceylon Company of Pearl Fishers in 1907 at the age of 16. In 1910 he became a draftsman at the Colombo Museum and was trained by Dr. Joseph Pearson, Director of the Colombo Museum, who was a zoologist and marine biologist. In July 1913 he was promoted to the newly created post of Assistant in Systematic Entomology at the Colombo Museum, a post he held until his retirement in 1946. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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