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3. A popular illustrated handbook on the Humming-birds (embracing 473 pages, Ms., 39 full-page plates, 7 plates of structural details, and 87 outline figures (text cuts) was prepared and submitted for publication. A pamphlet of instructions for collecting and preserving specimens of birds (embracing 47 MS. pages) was also prepared for publication. Several interesting collections of birds sent to us for the purpose by the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, were carefully worked up, the result being the descriptions and publication of several interesting new species. A fine collection from the interior of Honduras was also worked up, with similar results. Several collections from Africa, notably a large and
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