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AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY;

OR THE

NATURAL HISTORY

OF

THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES.

BY ALEXANDER WILSON,

AND CHARLES LUCIAN BONAPARTE.

EDITED BY

ROBERT JAMESON, ESQ. F.R.S.E. & L. F.L.S. M.W.S.

REGIUS PROFESSOR OF NATURAL HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY

OF EDINBURGH, &c.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH;

AND HURST, CHANCE, AND CO. LONDON.

EDINBURGH: Printed by ANDREW SHORTREED, Thistle-Lane.

ADVERTISEMENT.

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In this the only European edition of Wilson's American Birds, the whole work in the original edition in nine volumes quarto—here in three volumes) is, for the first time, regularly arranged; so that it is now equally accessible to the general reader and the ornithologist. The interesting biographical Memoir by Mr Hetherington, an esteemed writer, prefixed to the first volume, is the best account of Wilson hitherto published. The fourth volume contains the valuable American Ornithology of Prince Charles Lucian Bonaparte ; also occasional notes by the Editor : and many beautiful sketches of the feathered creation from the pen of Audubon, another great American self-taught naturalist; and illustrations from an important work, Northern Zoology, by Richardson and Swainson, at present in the press, conclude the

volume.

R. JAMESON.

EDINBURGH COLLEGE MUSEUM,

August 1, 1831.

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