[London]: Jansen, 1871. Quarto, 12 handcoloured plates by William Swainson. Half red morocco, fine copy, scarce.
"These twelve plates were originally intended by my brother, Dr J. E. Gray, to form part of a series of figures of Chinese birds ... it will be readily seen that these plates were designed and placed on stone by the late William Swainson, author of 'Zoological Illustrations' and other works; and it is thought by Dr Gray, who asked me to prepare some notes to accompany them, that the appearance of these correct and artistic delineations may add to the knowledge of the species represented. Consul Swinhoe has done much of late towards the elucidation of the avifauna of China and its islands" (Introduction).
Wood p. 367.
Price: $1,800.00 AU