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GREENE (W. T.).
Parrots in Captivity.
George Bell and Sons -1887, 1884. FIRST EDITION, with 81 fine chromolithograph plates of parrots, 3 volumes, sm.4to. (pp. 144 + 114 + 144), original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, parrot illustration stamped in gilt centre on upper covers, top edges gilt (covers slightly marked but original cloth unusually bright and unfaded, no inscriptions, plates somewhat foxed but mostly confined to blank verso of plates, stitching a little loose in volume three but generally an unusually good set) This set is without the supplement published in 1888 containing 9 plates. The supplement is notoriously rare and hardly ever accompanies sets of this work. For decades sets were broken up for the highly decorative parrot plates. It is increasingly difficult to find sets in good condition such as the set here described. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Robert Kirkman Ltd PBFA [Eggington, United Kingdom]
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