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Exotic ornithology containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species of American birds by Philip Lutley Sclater

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Published by Bernard Quaritch in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Philip Lutley Sclater and Osbert Salvin
ContributionsSalvin, Osbert, 1835-1898, Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887, former owner
The Physical Object
Pagination13 pts. in 1 v. :
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25106135M

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