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A monograph of the Alcedinidae: or, family of kingfishers.
London, the author, 1868-1871. Large 4to (30.5 x 23.1 cm). Title page, dedication leaf, contents leaf, list of plates; lxxi, xi pp., plain plate of generic characters (showing mainly heads and beaks); hand-coloured map of the family, two half-titles (to the subfamilies), 120 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates, with ca. 200 pp. of descriptive text. Contemporary gilt-bordered red half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with rich-gilt floral patterns and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.Read more
Kingfishers at their most beautiful