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A Monograph of the Petrels (Order Tubinares)

Nature volume 85, pages 3839 (10 November 1910) | Download Citation



THE fourth and fifth parts of the “Monograph of the Petrels,” completing this beautiful and valuable work, have been received, and the whole work can now be had, bound in full morocco, price fifteen guineas. It contains 436 pages printed on rag paper, and over one hundred hand-coloured plates by Keulemans, our best ornithological artist. In every respect this beautiful volume has been produced in the best possible style. Nor is the letterpress any less excellent. The work was projected, if not actually begun, by the late O. Salvin, who wrote the “Tubinares” for the British Museum catalogue of birds, and the author has endeavoured to carry out the work on the lines laid down by Salvin, taking the catalogue as his guide. The final part contains a masterly introduction to the order Tubinares, a systematic list of species, a classification and key to the genera and species, and an essay by Mr. Pycraft on the systematic position of the petrels.

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