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Dresser Birds of Europe Adouins and Slender Billed Gull

Dresser Birds of Europe Adouins and Slender Billed Gull


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Print: Pre 1900: Item # 973772

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Audouis's Gull (Larus Audouini) and Slender-billed Gull (Larus Celastes) #592 from the "A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE, INCLUDING ALL THE SPECIES INHABITING THE WESTERN PALÆARCTIC REGION" by Henry Eeles Dresser, Richard Bowdler, Sharpe and Arthur Hay Vicount Walden. Large 4to size (12.50" x 9.75"). London 1871–1881 (with supplement that came out in 1896). 720 hand-coloured lithographs, by John Gerrard Keulemans, Joseph Wolf, Edward Neale, Archibald Thorburn and others. Originally published in 93 parts.

This print is from 1878 and includes text pages. Condition: Very good overall; with the typical impurities in the paper; a couple of pinholes along top edge, as perhaps from a previous binding (see enlargement 3); a light linear mark in upper left quadrant (see enlargement 3); binding holes.