MATHEWS, GREGORY MACALISTER. 1876-1949. The Birds of Norfolk & Lord Howe Islands and the Australasian South Polar Quadrant. London: H.F. & G. Witherby, 1928.

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MATHEWS, GREGORY MACALISTER. 1876-1949.
The Birds of Norfolk & Lord Howe Islands and the Australasian South Polar Quadrant. London: H.F. & G. Witherby, 1928.

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MATHEWS, GREGORY MACALISTER. 1876-1949.
The Birds of Norfolk & Lord Howe Islands and the Australasian South Polar Quadrant. London: H.F. & G. Witherby, 1928.
4to (334 x 240 mm). Title page in red and black, errata slip after list of plates, 38 hand-colored lithographed plates after Grönvold and Frohawk, 7 uncolored plates. Contemporary half black morocco and textured cloth. Renewed endpapers and hinges, top joint starting, library stamps on title page, verso of numerous plates and other text pages.
Provenance: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (library stamps).
WITH: A Supplement to The Birds of Norfolk & Lord Howe Islands. London: H.F. & G. Witherby, 1936. 4to (352 x 258 mm). 30 (of 57) lithographed plates, (24 hand-colored). Contemporary dark green textured cloth, gilt titles on upper cover. Lacking plates 54, 74, and 78 through 102, slightly rubbed, browning to page edges.

FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 225 COPIES, this example unnumbered. The first work includes "Additions to " Mathews's grander multi-volume work, The Birds of Australia, and is often found together with those volumes, though the author considered it a separate work. Anker 328; Nissen IVB 606; Whittell 502-503; Wood 454.
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MATHEWS, GREGORY MACALISTER. 1876-1949. The Birds of Norfolk & Lord Howe Islands and the Australasian South Polar Quadrant. London: H.F. & G. Witherby, 1928.
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