Descriptions of the rapacious birds of Great Britain
Descriptions of the rapacious birds of Great Britain

MACGILLIVRAY, William. Descriptions of the rapacious birds of Great Britain.

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MACGILLIVRAY, William. Descriptions of the rapacious birds of Great Britain. Edinburgh: MacLachlan & Steweart. 1836.

8vo. Original green cloth; pp. viii + 482 + [2, ads.], 2 plates, text engravings; very good.
First edition. A rare little work on British birds of prey distinguished by the author's very detailed observations. The book is dedicated to Audubon, with whom MacGillivray collaborated on the text of the Ornithological Biography of the birds of America. Audubon named a warbler and a seaside sparrow after his friend.

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