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THE DODO AND KINDRED BIRDS or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands.
London, H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1953.. LIMITED EDITION 1953, 485 COPIES ONLY, this copy numbered 139. 4to, approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 11 plates in colour, 11 black and white plates, 35 drawings in the text, pages: xvi, 1-250 pages including index, bound in original publisher's blue buckram, small gilt vignette of Dodo to upper cover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edges gilt, in unclipped dustwrapper. Small nick to top edge of lower panel and tiny ink mark to spine otherwise a Fine copy. The author deals with the different species of Dodo and Solitaire, reviewing the historical and pictorial evidences, detailing the remains of specimens, recounting the story of extermination, and describing in detail the appearance and habits of these amazing birds. Some 36 other species of extinct bird are also described including the Great Water Hen, The Almost Flightless Heron and Leguat's Starling. This is the most important work on the subject since the studies of Strickland and Rothschild. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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