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|All Authors / Contributors:||
John James Audubon; William MacGillivray
|Notes:||Vol. 4 has title: Ornithological biography, or an account of the habits of the birds of the United States of America, accompanied by descriptions of the objects represented in the work entitled Birds of America, together with an account of the digestive organs of many of the species illustrated by engravings on wood ...
Title of v. 5 identical with that of v. 4, except for insertion of the word "The" before "Birds of America."
Vol. 2-5 published in Edinburgh, by A. & C. Black; [etc., etc.] vol. 2, 1834; v. 3, 1835; v. 4, 1838; v. 5, 1849 [i.e. 1839].
First edition. Later editions of text and plates combined, with alterations, were published in octavo, under the title: The birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories.
The folio edition of "The birds of America" was published without text: v. 1 of the present work furnishes text for plates I-C; v. 2 for plates CI-CC; v. 3 for plates CCI-CCC; v. 4 for plates CCCI-CCCLXXXVII; v. 5 for plates CCCLXXXVIII-CCCCXXXV, and in addition contains "Descriptions of species found in North America, but not figured in the 'Birds of America'": p. -336, and "Appendix: comprising additional observations on the habits, geographical distribution, and anatomical structure of the birds described in this work; together with corrections of errors relative to the species": p. -646.
|Reproduction Notes:||Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources, inc., 1970. 5 microfiches ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 20885-89).|
|Description:||5 v. : ill.|
|Series Title:||Library of American civilization, LAC 20885-89.|