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It is due to Johann Leonhard Frisch, who gained great credit through this work by stimulating the newly awakened interest in the avifauna of Germany. The polyhistor Frisch (633, pp. 507-525), known perhaps even better as a fine linguist than as a naturalist, was head-master of the Gymnasium 'zum Grauen Kloster' in Berlin. A vicissitudinous career had made him acquainted with many different regions and countries, and this had sharpened and developed his powers of observation and interest in natural history, as well as his great practical ability, which he turned to account in silk production and during a period of his life when he was a farmer.

Written in 1591 by Erik Hansen Schonnebol, a Dane, who was sheriff of Lof oten and Vesteraalen ( 880). He gives a very vivid description of the fisheries at Lofoten and also some account of bird-life. -~----------- gelige norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter i 19. Aarhundrede' (I, 1817, pp. 449-486) and one by Gustav Storm in 'Historisk-topografiske Skrifter om Norge', etc. (Christiania 1895, 8vo; pp. 177-218). , (4to; re-issued in 1727, 8vo, and in 1881 by Gustav Storm in his edition of Clausson Friis' collected papers (879, pp.

By members of the above-mentioned Accademia dei Lincei. An edition dated 1651 also exists, the second title-page of which runs 'Nova plantarum, animalium et mineralium Mexicanorum', etc. It consists of works written by various authors and terminates with a section 'Historire animalium et mineralium Novre Hispanire liber unicus in sex tractatus divisus', appearing under Hernandez' name, in which more than 200 birds are enumerated and briefly commented upon. This section is not illustrated, although several pictures of birds are found in other parts of the work.

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