Strickland and Melville.  The Dodo and its Kindred.
Lot 5168
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.
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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). [10], 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.
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