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1837 Ornithologists Guide to the Islands of Orkney & Shetland : Robert Dunn

1837 Ornithologists Guide to the Islands of Orkney & Shetland : Robert Dunn

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1837 Ornithologists Guide to the Islands of Orkney & Shetland

By Robert Dunn

Published by the author, London, 1837. First Edition. Hardback, cloth, 8vo, 128 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and two fold out maps of Orkney and Shetland.

A good copy. The binding is good but with signs of age. All contents present and pages in good clean condition throughout. Maps good with no damage. Overall very good.

This book describes Hull taxidermist and natural history dealer Robert Dunn’s visits to Orkney and Shetland in the years 1831-35, and includes a record of the birds he encountered. We no longer look on birds in the way that Dunn did - he was a serious collector of birds and their eggs.

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