Memoirs on the extinct wingless birds of New Zealand: with an appendix on those of England, Australia, Newfoundland, Mauritius, and Rodriguez

Memoirs on the extinct wingless birds of New Zealand: with an appendix on those of England, Australia, Newfoundland, Mauritius, and Rodriguez. Richard Owen.
Memoirs on the extinct wingless birds of New Zealand: with an appendix on those of England, Australia, Newfoundland, Mauritius, and Rodriguez
Memoirs on the extinct wingless birds of New Zealand: with an appendix on those of England, Australia, Newfoundland, Mauritius, and Rodriguez
Memoirs on the extinct wingless birds of New Zealand: with an appendix on those of England, Australia, Newfoundland, Mauritius, and Rodriguez

London: John Van Voorst, 1878-1879. Quarto, Quarto, two volumes. TEXT VOLUME: erratically paginated, two uncoloured lithographs, one folding, by J. Gould and H. Richter. PLATE VOLUME: 126 uncoloured lithographic plates and one photographic plate, several folding including a folding map of New Zealand. Publisher's green cloth, the smaller text volume expertly rebacked, the slightly larger plate volume with the paper labels retained, some spotting and staining throughout the plate volume, an excellent copy of a scarce work.

Extinct wingless birds are a collection of various articles primarily published in the Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, repaginated and altered to form an independent book and is the finest work ever published on fossil birds. "A classic treatise ... The osteology of extinct birds is especially well treated and illustrated" (Casey Wood). Richard Owen (1804-1892) was the nineteenth century's greatest palaeontologist and comparative anatomist.

Nissen IVB 702; Wood p. 509; Zimmer p. 479.

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