Sheffield: Author, 1900. Octavo, 28 (27 of eggs) chromolithographs by Brittlebank, photographs. Publisher's brown decorated cloth [single volume], a superb bright crisp copy, scarce in this condition.
A. J. Campbell, a foundation member of both the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union and the Bird Observers' Club, was a prolific contributor to the journals of the day. Along with A. J. North he was the leading oological authority and his work is rightly one of the classics of Australian ornithology. "A most interesting account of the nidification of the 765 Australian birds, with copious notes and beautiful photos of nests and nestlings ..." (Wood).
The publication date of copies can vary. This copy, as per the entry in Whittell, has the date of 1900 pasted on the title page. Some copies have the title page with a proper printed date of 1901.
Ferguson 7872; Whittell pp.106-115; Wood p. 277; Zimmer p. 123.
Price: $2,000.00 AU