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Handbook to The birds of Australia

Author: John Gould; Taylor & Francis,
Publisher: London : Published by the author, 26, Charlotte Street Bedford Square, [London] : Printed by Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. 1865.
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Intended by the author to serve as "a kind of handbook" to his folio work The birds of Australia, published in 1848. See Introduction, v.1, page 6, and Preface, v. 1, page v: "During that period [since publication of The birds of Australia] many new species have been discovered, and much additional information acquired respecting those comprised therein; consequently it appeared to me that a careful résumé of the  Read more...
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Gould, John, 1804-1881.
Handbook to The birds of Australia.
London : Published by the author, 26, Charlotte Street Bedford Square, 1865
(OCoLC)659408487
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gould; Taylor & Francis,
OCLC Number: 2040175
Notes: Two unnumbered pages of advertisements for Gould's works at end of v. 1.
Description: 2 volumes (viii, 636, 629 pages) ; 26 cm
Responsibility: by John Gould, F.R.S., etc., author of The birds of Australia, Mammals of Australia, Birds of Europe, Birds of Asia, monographs of the Trochilidae, Ramphastidaae, Trogonidae, Odontophorinae, etc. ; in two volumes.

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Intended by the author to serve as "a kind of handbook" to his folio work The birds of Australia, published in 1848. See Introduction, v.1, page 6, and Preface, v. 1, page v: "During that period [since publication of The birds of Australia] many new species have been discovered, and much additional information acquired respecting those comprised therein; consequently it appeared to me that a careful résumé of the entire subject would be acceptable to the possessors of the former edition, as well as to the many persons in Australia who are now turning their attention to the ornithology of the country in which they are resident."

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