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American ornithology; or The natural history of the birds of the United States. : Illustrated with plates, engraved and coloured from original drawings taken from nature

Author: Alexander Wilson
Publisher: New York : Collins ; Philadelphia : Harrison Hall, 1828-1829.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Second edition]View all editions and formats
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"The second full edition of Wilson's work, with plates in their most desirable form. This is the most important work on American ornithology before Audubon."--William Reece Company.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
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Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813.
American ornithology, or The natural history of the birds of the United States.
New York : Collins ; Philadelphia : Harrison Hall, 1828-1829
(OCoLC)617682188
Named Person: Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Wilson
OCLC Number: 3589490
Notes: "In three vols."
Originally published in 9 volumes, 1808-1814. This, the second full edition, was rearranged with additional notes by Wilson's friend and colleague George Ord.
Volumes 1-2 published in 1828, volume 3 and atlas in 1829.
Description: 3 volumes ; 28 cm + atlas (76 leaves of plates : all color illustrations ; 39 cm)
Other Titles: American ornithology
Natural history of the birds of the United States
Birds of the United States
Responsibility: by Alexander Wilson ; with a sketch of the author's life by George Ord.

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"The second full edition of Wilson's work, with plates in their most desirable form. This is the most important work on American ornithology before Audubon."--William Reece Company.

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