[Higley, W. K. (ed.)]
Birds. Illustrated by Color Photography. A monthly serial designed to promote knowledge of bird-life [FOLLOWED BY] Birds and all Nature. A monthly illustrated by color photography. Volumes 1-4 (1897-1898).
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Chicago, IL, Nature Study Publishing Company, 1896-1907. Four volumes in two. 4to. Text and over 870 coloured photographic plates. Uniform contemporary half morocco over grained cloth covered boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Edges speckled red.
Rare start of one of the earliest natural history magazines published entirely in colour photography. Deals mainly with North American ornithology, but from the fourth volume onward, the name changed to encompass other wildlife too. Beautifully bound. The first two issues had full colour wrappers which are included too. Not in Cat. serial Titles BM(NH).
19th Century full-colour photos of birds