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ments of Mr Ord, but also the continuation of Bonaparte, and will still farther be enhanced in value by the revisal of the whole, and its arrangement, in a scientific manner, by Professor Jameson. This arrangement will not only render the work of more easy reference than the original edition, which, from its irregular mode of publication, was never arranged, —but will also, it is hoped, ensure its being used as an ornithological text book in our universities, and also in our schools. Hitherto, no companion or guide has been published to the beautiful collection of American birds in the museum of the University of Edinburgh: the present work will be found to answer the purpose, both on account of its scientific form, and the constant reference, by the editor, to the birds of the New World, preserved in that splendid cabinet of natural history.

It remains only to be added, that the notices of the Turkey Vulture, p. 3, the Black Vulture, p. 10, the Great-Footed Hawk, p. 51, and the Raven, p. 231, having been transferred from the ninth volume of Wilson, are consequently written by Mr Ord. Other articles of his are pointed out where they occur in the course of the work.

EDINBURGH, April, 1831.

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