A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sunbirds.
London, The author, [1876-80].
Shelley acknowledges the importance of Keuleman's specialist knowledge in his preface: "The illustrations which form such an important portion of my Monograph, have all been executed by Mr. Keulemans, whose name is sufficient guarantee for the accuracy of the details and for high artistic skill. The latter is rendered perhaps more striking from his being acquainted with this family of birds in their native haunts; and his notes upon the sun-birds inhabiting Prince's Island have been incorprated in my work."
The work appeared in twelve parts from July 1876 to February 1880. The original title of the work was A Monograph of the Cinnyridae, later changed to the Nectariniidae in the final title.
"An excellent mongraph of an interesting family of birds" (Zimmer).
First edition. 4to., cviiii, 393 pp., 121 hand-coloured lithographs by Keulemans, some light spotting to plates; contemporary red half morocco gilt, a very good example.
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