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A monograph of the pittidae, or, family of ant thrushes.

Stock Code 108929

London, Quaritch, 1893-1895.

Original price $31,095.00 - Original price $31,095.00
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Beautiful plates of exotic ornithology. The preferred second edition of Elliot's work on the pittidae, with new text and twenty plates by Hart not present in the first edition, and fourteen plates redrawn by Hart.

A fine record of these exotic birds from South East Asia, the Pacific, and Australia. An outstanding work by Elliot, the greatest bird artist in the United States of his time.

Second edition. Large folio (59 x 40 cm.), 51 hand-coloured lithographed plates including 33 by and after William Hart, 1 by Keulemans after Hart, and 12 after Elliot, later dark green half morocco gilt, rebacked preserving spine, origiinal upper wrappers bound-in, plate XII, Pitta Moluccensis, trimmed along fore-margin, a very good copy.

CF. FBB (1990) p95; Nissen IVB, 292; Wood p332; Zimmer p208.
Provenance

Provenance: A. J. Dearden, 1921 (note to verso of front free endpaper).

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A monograph of the pittidae, or, family of ant thrushes.

ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud.

Stock code: 108929

$31,095.00

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