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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,000
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Parrots in Captivity

Author:
Greene, W[illiam] T[homas]

Place:
London

Publisher:
George Bell & Sons

Date:
1884-1887

Description:
3 vols. x, 144; xiv, 114; viii, 144 pp. With 81 wood-engraved plates printed in colors, many with hand finishing. 9¾x6½, orignal gilt-decorated dark blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. First Edition. Landmark work on parrots, renowned for this fine, hand-finished color engraved plates, many heightened with gum arabic.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine ends chipped and fraying, corners worn, gouges in spine of Vol. I, some other wear; some hinges cracking, mild darkening to the paper, a few plates foxed, paper labels affixed to front pastedowns, else very good, plates generally clean and bright.


 
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125504
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