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Legge, William Vincent:

A History of the Birds of Ceylon. In 2 volumes.

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London, Published by the Author, 1880. 4to. XLVI +1237 pp. 34 hand-coloured lithographed plates after and by J. G. Keulemans. 1 uncoloured plate. 1 coloured map. Woodcuts in the text. Finely bound in full green morocco. Spine gilt in compartments. Gilt dentelle and 3-line border on panels. Top edge gilt. Slight foxing to edges.. .

Comprehensive account of the birds on Ceylon. Second edition, with four-page lists of subscribers and additional appendix (appendix III). The first edition was published in three parts in November 1878, September 1879 and September 1880. The work was intended as a textbook for the local student and collector in Ceylon. The author deals with 371 species. He has added 24 species to the list of the birds of Ceylon, and mentions 47 of which are peculiar to the island. Anker 284, Nissen 294. Fine Bird Books pp 89. Provenance: Frederick Murray Lucas.

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