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  1. Five offprints on birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition.
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    Five offprints on birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition.

    Notes on New Guinea Birds IV; Notes on New Guinea Birds V; Notes on New Guinea Birds VI; Notes on New Guinea Birds VIII; Note on the Genera Halycon, Turdus and Eurostopodus.
    Offprints of five ornithological papers by Ernst Mayr (1904-2005) that appeared in the American Museum Novitates. Notes on New Guinea Birds IV is inscribed on the front wrapper by Mayr to Hubert Lynes (1874-1942), admiral and noted ornithologist: "To Admiral Lynes with Kindest regards, E. Mayr." In 1929, Mayr, who was already in New Guinea on behalf of Walter Rothschild, joined the Whitney South Sea Expedition and with it travelled to the Solomon Islands. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 91310

    Signed: Yes

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