London: Henry Sotheran & Co., [1887-1888]. Quarto, 21 handcoloured lithographs by Keulemans. Later half green morocco, all edges uncut and partly unopened, the signature of Lord Lilford, a few spots otherwise a very good copy.
The first, and superior, issue of the only monograph on the order Charadriiformes. Both first and second issue have the same date and identical publisher's cloth but are easily recognized by the superior colouring of the first issue and the different frontispieces (Slender-billed Dotterel- first issue, Chilean Dotterel- second issue). Red-kneed Dotterel and Hooded Plover are figured.
Fine bird books (reprint) p. 141; Wood p. 561; Zimmer pp.568-9.
Price: $4,000.00 AU