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[Book review] Illustrations of the birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America

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John Cassin was one of the leading American ornithologists of the 19th century. Appointed Honorary Curator of Birds at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1842, he built and studied the collections of that institution (although engaged full time in business) until his death in 1869. This book represents perhaps his most important and least well known endeavor.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
[Book review] Illustrations of the birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Series title:
The Auk
Volume:
110
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
420
Last page:
421
Public Comments:
Review of: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. John Cassin, 1856. Reprint, with introduction by Robert McCracken Peck, 1991, Texas Historical Association, Austin, Texas, 42 + viii + 298 pp., 50 color plates, 13 black-and-white illustrations. ISBN 0-87611-106-1.