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Introduction to the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds.

by GOULD, John:

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London, for the author, 1861, 8vo,pp.(8),iv,216, original cloth. Ex-library copy with some wear to hinges, corners and head and tail of spine and old damp-marking and slight softening to lower corner of the top board. Library label on front paste-down, blind embossed stamp to title-page and ink stamp to verso of same. Nevertheless a sound, tight copy. According to the introductory Notice the author had a limited number of copies printed for distribution to his scientific and other friends. Inscribed on the title-page to The Rev ? George James with the author's kind regards Nov 8 1861.
  • Seller: Rochdale Book Company GB (GB)
  • Seller Inventory #: 1874
  • Title: Introduction to the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds.
  • Author: GOULD, John:
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London, for the author, 1861,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Natural History-Ornithology;


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