The Birds of the Japanese Empire (Classic Reprint).
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
By: Henry Seebohm (Author)
During the last ten years I have been making a collection of Japanese Birds, and have accumulated a carefully selected series of more than two thousand skins, out of the many thousands that have passed through my hands. I am indebted to Captain Blakiston for the most interesting of these specimens, some of which were in the Swinhoe Collection, whilst others were sent to me from time to time during the many years' residence of Captain Blakiston at Hakodadi. I am also indebted to the late Mr. Harry Pryer for many skins of birds from Southern Japan, and at his death, after many years' residence in Yokohama, when his collection came into my hands, I began to prepare my notes on Japanese Birds for the press. I have also to acknowledge my indebtedness to Mr. Heywood Jones for a small collection of skins from Fuji-yama, and to Mr. Ringer, of Nagasaki, for some very rare birds from Kiu-siu. I am much indebted to the Curator of the Norwich Museum for arranging their valuable collection of Japanese skins so that it could be examined without difficulty: and I have to thank Dr. Stejneger of Washington for valuable information respecting the interesting collections made in Southern Japan by Messrs. Jouy and Smith. I also take this opportunity of thanking the Curators of the Museums of Leyden, Bremen, Frankfort, Paris, Vienna, Philadelphia, and Washington for showing me many interesting birds from the Japanese Empire.
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