Oceanic birds of South America: A study of species of the related coasts and seas, including the American quadrant of Antarctica, based upon the ... in the American Museum of Natural History
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- Format:Box set
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):10.7 x 8.4 x 4.2
- Publication Date:1936
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Pp. xxii, (2), 1-640; (4), 641-1245, (1); 16 color plates, protected by tissue guards, after paintings by Francis L. Jacques, 72 black-and-white photo-plates and maps, 80 text-figures. Publisher's original dark green cloth lettered in gilt and front cover and decorated in blind on the front cover, 4to. This first printing was issued in a limited edition of 1200 numbered copies, this being number 80. One of the major ornithology monographs of the 20th century; this is still the most authoritative source on South American seabirds. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "Enthusiastically inscribed for Benjamin S. Clark, Robert Cushman Murphy." Benjamin S. Clark was an investment banker with a lifelong interest in ornithology and conservation. He may have provided funding for Murphy's ornithological fieldwork in South America. Aside from this inscription, there are no bookplates or other ownership marks and no signs of use.
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