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feathered vocalist, or, History of British singing birds

W. E. Baxter

feathered vocalist, or, History of British singing birds

with an appendix containing remedies for their various diseases, and a short account of stuffing and mounting birds. : Embellished with neat wood engravings.

by W. E. Baxter

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Published by Sussex-Press, Lewes in [Lewes] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesHistory of British singing birds.
StatementBy W.E. Baxter..
ContributionsSussex Press
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], x, [2], 86p., [12] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20859867M

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