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MIVART, St. George. Birds: the elements of ornithology.

London. R. H. Porter, [1892]. First edition.
8vo. [8], 329pp, [1]. With 174 engravings in the text. Original publishers green buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
The first edition of zoologist St. George Jackson Mivart's (1827-1900) primer on ornithology, intended to supply 'a general view of the Class of Birds; together with such a knowledge of their structure, activities, geological, and geographical relations, and classification.'
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 18725