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An amateur ornithologist's 1898 album of watercolours of birds

Estimate: $200 - $400


Lot Description

An amateur ornithologist's 1898 album of watercolours of birds, copied after Walter Buller's Birds of New Zealand. Each illustration annotated, ten leaves of watercolours, four leaves of 19thC photographs of the Canterbury Museum moa display, specimens of Diaphorapteryx hawkinsi and moa skeletons, and taxidermy kiwi. Correspondence from Buller affixed inside front cover. 350 x 250mm