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A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or family of sun-birds.
London, the author, 1876-1880. Large 4to (31.2 x 24.5 cm). Title page, cviii, 389 pp.; printed binders instructions; 121 hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after J. G. Keulemans, often heightened with gum arabic. Contemporary full morocco. Spine with five raised, gilt-lined bands, compartments with gilt vignettes and title; boards with gilt ornamental borders, and circular "daisy wheel" centre and corner pieces, gilt lined edge and gilt inner morocco borders with gilt ornamental lines by Morley of Oxford. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.Read more
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