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Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds

including geographical descriptions of the species and popular observations thereon.

Stock Code 111358

Sheffield, printed for the author by Pawson & Brailsford, 1901

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The scarce variant issue in two volumes of Archibald Campbell's comprehensive survey of the Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds, richly illustrated with 28 chromolithographs by Charles Clifton Brittlebank, and 131 photographic plates from various sources including the author.

In an unpublished later from May 1924 to A.H. Chisholm, Campbell noted that there 'was only one edition. A London bookseller ordered 100 copies; when he saw the number of pages (over 1,000) he had it put into two vols...'

With provenance for the entomologist John Cecil Le Souef (1905-1982), president of the Entomological Society of Victoria, and editor of the society's journal.

First edition, 2 vols; 8vo (26.5 x 17 cm); 28 chromolithographs, 131 photographic illustrations, map, ownership inscriptions in pen to frontispiece verso part I and title part II, bookplates to front pastedowns, part II '1900' tipped-in over date; publisher's khaki cloth, spines lettered in gilt, joints and corners slightly rubbed, minor wear to boards of part I, internally clean; xl, 524; [2], 525-1102pp.

Zimmer 123; Wood 277; Ferguson 7872.
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Provenance: John Cecil Le Souef (ownership inscription and bookplate).

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Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds

CAMPBELL, Archibald James.

Stock code: 111358

$993.00

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