Egg collecting and bird life of Australia: catalogue and date of the "Jacksonian Oological Collection," illustrated with numerous photographs depicting various incidents and items ...

Egg collecting and bird life of Australia: catalogue and date of the "Jacksonian Oological Collection," illustrated with numerous photographs depicting various incidents and items. S. W. Jackson.
Egg collecting and bird life of Australia: catalogue and date of the "Jacksonian Oological Collection," illustrated with numerous photographs depicting various incidents and items ...
Egg collecting and bird life of Australia: catalogue and date of the "Jacksonian Oological Collection," illustrated with numerous photographs depicting various incidents and items ...

Sydney: Author, 1907. Quarto, photographs. Publisher's printed wrappers, a fine copy, in a modern box.

S. W. Jackson (1873-1946) is best known for 'Egg collecting and bird life of Australia'. This handsome production, liberally illustrated with Jackson's pioneering photographs, has always been a scarce and desirable item of ephemeral Australian ornithology. Jackson sold his egg collection to H. L. White and was in his employ for eighteen years. Writing to F. Lawson Whitlock H. L. White said of Jackson “You will not be taken at first with Jackson, his appearance is between that of an actor and an Italian count. He is not a bushman in the ordinary sense of the word but knows his way about and is the only man who has found eggs of the Eastern Atrichia [Rufous Scrub-bird]. In fact he is the best scrub collector I know…” (White, Judy. The White family of Belltrees: 150 years in the Hunter Valley. Sydney: Seven Press, 1981. P. 78). Jackson was a prolific contributor to The Emu.

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