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Parrots in Captivity.

Published: London: George Bell and Sons, 1884-87

Stock code: 109909

Price: £2,950

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First edition of the first book devoted exclusively to parrots in captivity, the best-known work of W. T. Greene, a popular and authoritative writer on aviculture. Many Australian parrots are described and illustrated, including a number of rarities. The plates are very appealing.

3 volumes, tall octavo. Original slate-green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered spines, gilt block of a parrot on front covers (in blind on back covers), black coated endpapers. 81 colour plates. Remains of white paper on front pastedown of volume I. An excellent set.

Bibliography: Mullens & Swann p. 252.

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