Lot 383: Dixon (Charles) - The Nests and Eggs of British Birds,
October 27, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: autograph manuscript, 419 numbered pages, with additions and modifications by the author, pencil annotations ?from the publisher, light finger-soiling, contemporary minor repairs to a few ff., t.e.g., red morocco backed boards, gilt, specially bound by Zaehnsdorf of London, slightly rubbed, 4to, 1893. Charles Dixon (1858-1926) was an English ornithologist, born in London. He discovered the St Kilda wren and a new species in North Africa. This book was then first published in 1893, followed by an illustrated version in 1894.