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Oceanic Birds of South America. A study of species of the related coasts and seas, including the American quadrant of Antarctica based upon the Brewster-Sanford collection in the American Museum of Natural History.
INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Two Volumes bound in green cloth. 4to. "Illustrated from paintings by Francis L. Jaques photographs, maps, and other drawings."Volume one has the author's bookplate pasted to the inside front cover. First volume contains pages [i-xx] 1-640 plus six full-page color illustrations and b/w plates 1-38.Second Volume has a presentation from the author; "To Nate Potter and his Seafaring Lady. Robert Cushman Murphy." Volume Two icontains pages [i-vii] 641-1,245 plus ten full-page color illustrations and b/w plates 39-72.Three pamphlets by R.C. Murphy laid-in: "Oceanic birds", "Environmental Control, Ecological Divergence and Physiological Rhythm Among Oceanic Birds", and "Robert Ferryman, Forgotten Naturalist". One pamphlet; "Techniques in Bird Illustration" by Don Richard Eckelberry laid-in as well. Macmillan Company, The Museum of Natural History. New York. (1936).
Condition: Bindings of both volumes show general edgewear. Titles on spines are faded. Both are internally Clean and Tight. All four pamphlets have a previous owners' name, date and "from the Robert Cushman Murphy Collection" written in ink on either the front pag
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