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Parrots in...
Greene, W. T.
Parrots in captivity.
London, George Bell and Sons, 1884-1887. Three volumes in three. 8vo (25 x 17.5 cm). (I) xiv, 114 pp; (II) x, 144; (III) viii, 144, with in total 81 beautiful colour-printed, wood-engraved plates, including a frontispiece. Uniform publisher's green cloth with gilt title on the spines and gilt parrot vignette on the front boards.
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A very good copy with beautiful colour-printed wood-engravings of parrots
A monograp...
Mivart, S. G. [J.]
A monograph of the lories, or brush-tongued parrots, composing the family Loriidae.
London, R. H. Porter, 1896. Large 4to (31.5 x 25.3 cm). Title page, liii, 194 pp. [1-193, 24A]; four chromolithographed maps, 61 hand-coloured lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic; 19 groups of text figures. Original brown morocco with gilt lines and title on the front board and spine. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt.
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"Excellent" (Zimmer). A very fine copy in the rare original publisher's binding
De vogelwe...
Nuyens, A.
De vogelwereld. Handboek voor liefhebbers van kamer- en parkvogels. Met driehonderd afbeeldingen in chromolithographie.
Groningen, J. B. Wolters, 1886. Folio (36.8 x 27.3 cm). Two title pages, 274 [xvi, 156; (ii), 100] pp; 48 [26; 22] large, chromolithographed plates. Publisher's decorative full cloth with gilt and black embossing on the front board and spine; large pictorial panel of an Arcadian landscape with a peacock and swans on the front board, and gilt title on the spine. Bevelled edges. Iridescent silk endpapers. All edges gilt.
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Complete copies have become very rare
Reichenow, A.
Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien.
Kassel, Theodor Fischer, 1878-1883. Folio (34.8 x 26.5 cm). [viii], [viii] pp.; 33 tinted and hand-coloured lithograph plates, each accompanied by one or more leaves of descriptive text. Later half cloth binding with original decorated board mounted on front cover.
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The ultimate worldwide parrot work
Die fremdl...
Russ, K.
Die fremdländischen Stubenvögel, ihre Naturgeschichte, Pflege und Zucht.
Hannover und Magdeburg, 1879-1899. Four volumes in four. Large 8vo. 3,584 pp. [I (1879) xxiii, 710; II (1899) xxviii, 928; III (1881) xxviii, 891; IV (1888) xxvi, 950]; 36 [14; 10; 10; 2] mounted, chromolithographed plates, and numerous text figures. Contemporary, near uniform red half calf over red boards. Spines with five raised bands bordered by gilt lines, and gilt title.
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Rare in complete state as it took 20 years to publish