Booklet, Extracts from Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, Vol. XIX

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1886

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A booklet containing extracts from the Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, Volume XIX, 1886.

Article XIII. - A Description of the curiously-deformed Bill of a Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris, Gould) an endemic New Zealand Bird. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 9 August 1886. The article begins: A short time ago I received from a kind correspondent, a settler dwelling in the interior forest-land, the head of a Huia in a fair state of preservation, which he had then recently obtained from a Māori. The article is about a female huia with a severely deformed bill, the upper mandible being a double corkscrew. There is a lithograph of the bill with the paper.

Article XIV. - A Description of a large and new Species of Orthopterous Insect, of the Genus Hemideina, Walker. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 9 August 1886.

Article XV. - Further notes and Observations on the Gestation, Birth and Young of a Lizard, a species of Naultinus. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 9 August 1886.

On the front cover is written: Mr John Burtton With the Author's Compliments June 30/87.
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Blue paper cover, with paper pages printed in black ink, bound through spine by string, spine bound by tape.
Measurements
Height x Width: 212 x 138mm
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Mr John Burtton / With the Author's Compliments. / June 30/87., Inscription, Handwritten
H.B. ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, Stamp, Stamped
Subject date
1886-1887
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gifted by Miss A M Anderson
Other number(s)
m62/46, 57822

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