London: L. Reeve & Co., 1894. Quarto, 59 (of 60) handcoloured lithographs by Frohawk, lacks the Painted Finch plate and the Chestnut-breasted Finch/ Three-coloured Mannikin plate is substantially trimmed but not affecting image. Publisher's blindstamped burgundy morocco grain cloth with handsome gilt finch design on upper board, top edge gilt, some light wear and a few spots throughout.
A handsome monograph on finches. The illustrations by Frohawk, particularly those of the Australian finches, are excellent. A second edition with chromolithographed plates and smaller format was published in 1899.
Fine bird books (reprint) p. 85; Mengel 445; Nissen IVB 169; Wood p. 274.
Price: $2,500.00 AU