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Letters on Ornithology 1804-1815: Between George Montagu and Robert Anstice

Edited By: S Peter Dance

250 pages, Illus, map

Peter Dance

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #142200 | ISBN: 1872350682
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About this book

The title 'Founder of British Ornithology' has been widely bestowed on George Montagu (1753-1815) who lived at Kingsbridge in Devon. His collaboration with Robert Anstice (1757-1845) began in 1804 when Anstice sent him a Snow Bunting and their correspondence continued sporadically until 1815. Their observations help us to appreciate how hard won much of our present knowledge of British birds was.


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