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A Monograph of the Pheasants. Vol. I-IV

by Beebe, W.

Limited Edition
  • Hardback
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  • Catalogue No : 51436
  • Published : 1918-1922
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xlix, [3], 198; xv, 269; xvi, 204; xv, 242
  • Publisher : H.F. & G. Witherby
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 90 col, 88 b/w plates, 20 maps


Limited edition of 600 numbered copies (no. 293). Titles printed in red and black, chromolithographic or collotype plates by A. Thorburn, G.E. Lodge, H. Gronvold, L.A. Fuertes, Chas. R. Knight, H. Jones, and E. Megargee, photogravure plates (many with two images) from photographs by Beebe and others, distribution maps printed in red and black by Stanford's. Plates with captioned tissue guards.

"Perhaps the greatest ornithological work of the present century." (R.M. Mengel, A Catalogue of the Ellis Collection Of Ornithological Books in the University of Kansas Libraries, 1972-1983). Beebe based his text on his observations made during expeditions through Asia, and also on his study of museum collections around the world.

Anker 31; Mengel 203; Nissen IVB 84; Wood, p. 228; Zimmer, p. 49-50.


4 vols, folio (417x300mm), later half morocco, marbled boards, teg. As usual some light browning to text leaves. Very good set.

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