GREENE, W. T.
Parrots in Captivity.
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.
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