STRICKLAND, H.E., and A.G. MELVILLE.
The Dodo and Its Kindred, or The History, Affinities, and Osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire, and Other Extinct Birds of the Islands Mauritius, Rodriguez, and Bourbon. London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1848.
4to (316 x 249 mm). , 141 pp + 12 pp publisher's catalog. Half-title, errata slip at rear. 18 lithographic plates (2 colored and 1 folding). Original blue-green blindstamped cloth, large gilt bird decorations to center of upper and lower cover, spine titles gilt, yellow endpapers. Mild spotting to margins of 3 plates, tape ghosts to endpapers, binding shaken where plates bound in at rear, light soiling to cloth and wear to extremities.
FIRST EDITION. Sitwell p 145; Wood p 585.