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    With Eighty-One Beautiful Color-Printed Wood-Engraved Plates

    W. T. Greene. Parrots in Captivity. London: George Bell and Sons, 1884, 1884, 1887.

    First edition. Three tall octavo volumes. x, 144; xiv, 111 plus index; viii,144 pages. "With notes on several species by the Hon. and Rev. F. G. Dutton." Eighty-one hand-finished color-printed wood-engraved plates by Benjamin Fawcett after A. F. Lydon. Plates measure 9.75 x 6.75 inches.

    Dark blue-green cloth with gilt lettering to spines and a gilt image of a parrot to front boards; top edges gilt. Blue-green endpapers. Minor rubbing and scarring to boards; top corners of Volume III lightly bumped. Binding of Volumes I and II cracked but still quite sturdy. Very little foxing to Volume I, but moderate to heavy foxing throughout Volumes II and III. Rubber stamp and an inked notation to each pastedown. Considered complete in three volumes, as the supplement published in 1888 containing nine plates is almost never encountered. A very good set, with beautiful vividly-colored plates.

    "An account of the habits of eighty-one varieties of parrots (including cockatoos, macaws, parakeets, etc.) with special reference to their behaviour in cage or aviary" (Zimmer).

    Ferguson 10071. Fine Bird Books, p. 103. Nissen IVB 393. Whittell, p. 303. Wood, p. 368. Zimmer, p. 274.


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