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Parrakeets.

A Handbook to the Imported Species.

Stock Code 111352

London, Bernard Quaritch, Limited, 1926

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Hand-coloured lithographs. 'A description of the habits, in life and captivity, of about 131 of the smaller species of the parrot groups... the coloured plates are excellent' (Zimmer).

The scarce second edition of this monograph on Parakeets by the British zoologist David Seth-Smith, richly illustrated with 20 colour lithographs (19 hand-coloured, 1 chromolithographed). The plates were first published in the Aviculture Magazine. Seth-Smith (1875-1963) was curator of birds at London Zoo for over 30 years, he also wrote under the pseudonym 'The Zoo Man'.

WorldCat records only 6 copies in institutional holdings worldwide.

Revised edition; 8vo (25.5 x 16.5 cm); 20 colour lithographs (19 hand-coloured, 1 chromolithographed) after Frohawk, Goodchild, Grönvold and W.E. Renaut, photographic vignette to title, 24 in-text illustrations, bookplate to front pastedown; publisher's blindstamped green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top-edge gilt, spien slightly darkened, very minor wear, otherwise internally clean, a very good copy.

Cf. Zimmer 575.
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Parrakeets.

SETH-SMITH, David.

Stock code: 111352

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