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Sharpe, Richard Bowdler 1847-1909

Overview
Works: 549 works in 976 publications in 2 languages and 2,940 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Classification  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Biography  Bibliography  Catalogs and collections 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Commentator for written text, Translator, Artist
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Most widely held works by Richard Bowdler Sharpe
A hand-book to the order Lepidoptera by W. F Kirby( Book )

in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history & antiquities of Selborne & A garden kalendar by Gilbert White( Book )

4 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonders of the bird world by Richard Bowdler Sharpe( Book )

13 editions published between 1898 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the birds in the British Museum by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This enormous undertaking, which, according to one of the prefaces, professes to be a complete list of every bird known at the time of publication, kept growing even as it was being written. The Museum added eagerly to their already vast collections during the decades of publication, acquiring by gift the great collections of A.O. Hume on Asian birds, and those of Sclater and Salvin and Godwin on Neotropical birds, so that the size of the collection nearly tripled between 1874 and 1888. Sharpe originally intended to do all the work himself, but others were called in when this became clearly impossible. The plates are all of birds not previously illustrated. In the decades following its publication this catalogue was universally acclaimed as the most important work on systematic ornithology that has ever been published. (Zimmer, p. 96). And even after one hundred years it remains an essential reference for the serious ornithologist, as it underpins a great deal of modern bird classification. With 387 plates, most hand-coloured lithographs, some chromolithographs, by William Hart, J.G. Keulemans, Joseph and Peter Smit
Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899 : J.B. Hatcher in charge by 1896-1899 Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia( Book )

in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hand-list of the genera and species of birds : Nomenclator avium tum fossilium tum viventium by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

11 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pages of the 'Hand-list' have... been laid down... with specially printed headings. Opposite each name and arranged in parallel columns is the number of the cabinet and the number of the drawer in which the species is placed, also a reference to the volume and page in the 'Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum'. A general index to these special volumes was required and... my Chief Attendant, Mr Thomas Wells... undertook the laborious task of amalgamating the indexes to the five volumes of the 'Hand-list'" -- editors preface to the index
An analytical index to the works of the late John Gould, F.R.S. : with a biographical memoir and portrait by Richard Bowdler Sharpe( Book )

16 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hand-book to the birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe( Book )

in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monograph of the Trochilida, or family of hummingbirds by John Gould( Book )

11 editions published between 1861 and 1943 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of South Africa by Edgar Leopold Layard( Book )

11 editions published between 1875 and 1884 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coloured figures of the eggs of British birds : with descriptive notices by Henry Seebohm( Book )

6 editions published in 1896 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan islands : including many new species recently discovered in Australia by John Gould( Book )

9 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monograph of the Turdidæ, or, Family of thrushes by Henry Seebohm( Book )

9 editions published between 1898 and 1902 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the rear column of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition by James S Jameson( Book )

3 editions published between 1890 and 1891 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monograph of the Hirundinidae, or family of swallows by Richard Bowdler Sharpe( Book )

12 editions published between 1885 and 1894 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hand-book to the birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe( Book )

8 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of recent attempts to classify birds; an address delivered before the Second international ornithological congress on the 18th of May, 1891 by Richard Bowdler Sharpe( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monograph of the Alcedinidae : or, family of kingfishers by Richard Bowdler Sharpe( Book )

10 editions published between 1868 and 1871 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of Asia by John Gould( Book )

1 edition published in 1850 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural history by Richard Lydekker( Book )

2 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bowdler Sharpe, Richard.

Richard Bowdler Sharpe angielski zoolog i ornitolog

Richard Bowdler Sharpe Brits ornitholoog (1847-1909)

Richard Bowdler Sharpe englischer Zoologe und Ornithologe

Richard Bowdler Sharpe zoologo e biologo inglese

Sharpe, R. B.

Sharpe, R. B. 1847-1909

Sharpe, R. B. (Richard Bowdler), 1847-1909

Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Sharpe, R. Bowdler 1847-1909

Sharpe, R. Bowdler (Richard Bowdler), 1847-1909

Sharpe, Richard B. 1847-1909

Sharpe Richard Bowdler

Ричард Боудлер Шарп

Шарп, Ричард Боудлер

ריצ'רד באולדר שרפ חוקר עופות בריטי

ريتشارد بودلر شارب

রিচার্ড বোল্ডার শার্প

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Languages
English (150)

Italian (1)