Cage and Chamber-Birds. Their natural history, habits, food, diseases, management, and modes of capture.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1900. An interesting copy of this reprint edition. There are 31 steel plates (and 12 in page woodcuts) in the book. Of these the 30 steels that contain birds are all expertly hand-coloured. This was not part of the publication, so has presumably been done by an owner. This adds significantly to the attraction of the book. Contemporary green buckram boards with gilt titles. This is part of the Bohn's Libraries series, and has the Bohn's name and stamp to the spine in gilt. There is a little marking and bumping to the boards. The front end paper has been removed from this copy. The binding is a little loose, and slightly shaken, but still holding together well. There is some foxing / darkening throughout the book. xvi, 500, 32. pp. Advertising catalogue for Bohn's libraries to rear. 180 x 125 mm (7 x 5 inches).