The Avifauna of Laysan and the Neighbouring Islands.

by Rothschild, Walter
The Avifauna of Laysan and the Neighbouring Islands.
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The Avifauna of Laysan and the Neighbouring Islands.

by Rothschild, Walter

Format: Hardcover

Status: Out of print

Code: G192

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�With a Complete History to Date of the Birds of the Hawaiian Possessions.� A rare set, two volumes of text bound in olive buckram with the plates loose in an olive buckram box. Originally published in wrappers in three parts, 1893-1900. Illustrated with 55 hand-colored, lithographed plates by J.G. Keulemans and F.W. Frowhawk (the majority by Keulemans), 20 collotype plates and 8 monochromes showing scenery and birdlife.

Rothschild sponsored a collecting expedition to the Hawaiian Islands towards the end of the 19th century. The expedition led by Henry Palmer lasted for nearly three years and yielded a total of 1,832 birds documenting many species which are now extinct. A rare amd important work.

Publisher: R.H. Porter