London: Author, - 1875. Folio, 47 handcoloured lithograph plates by W. Hart, and H.C. Richter. Full contemporary green morocco, gilt inner rules, elaborate gilt spine five raised bands and gilt title, some minor rubbing. The King of Belgium's gilt stamp with crown and initials, a superb copy crisp and free of foxing.
The second edition, completely rewritten and with new illustrations; the first edition, published in 1838, contained 11 fewer plates.
Fine Bird Books (reprint) p.101; Nissen 381; Sauer 21; Zimmer p. 253.
Price: $70,000.00 AU