Biographical Sketches of the late Alexander Wilson
Biographical Sketches of the late Alexander Wilson
Biographical Sketches of the late Alexander Wilson

Biographical Sketches of the late Alexander Wilson

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author of poems and American ornithology.

communicated in a series of letters to a young friend.

[Thomas Crichton. aka 'Senex']

Paisley, printed by J. Neilsen, 1819.

8vo [in 4s]. pp88.

soiling to preliminary blank and foxing to end-papers, with old pencil notes. otherwise internally clean, though a bit age musty.

in a 19th-century half calf binding, rubbed, and badly worn to the spine. small historical society stamp to foot of the final text page and verso of title-page.


a scarce volume, being the earliest published biographical work on Alexander Wilson, "the Father of American Ornithology".

Thomas Crichton's name appears at the top of the title-page, possibly the author's own signature, and there are extensive footnotes written in a contemporary hand.

This book is being sold on behalf of the Largs & District Museum & Historical Society, by order of the Board of Trustees