* [NATURAL HISTORY]. GREENE, William Thomas. Parrots in Captivity. London: George Bell and Sons, 1884-1887.
3 volumes (of 4), 8vo (249 x 170 mm). 81 wood-engraved plates printed in colors and finished by hand, many heightened in gum arabic. Original gilt-stamped green cloth (some stains to covers, some light wear). Provenance: Colonel Hill James (gift inscription from Colonel J. P. Osbaldeston Mitford, 1891). FIRST EDITION, lacking the rare fourth volume, printed in 1888, as often. Nissen IVB 860; Wood, p. 563; Zimmer, p. 575.
Property from the Estate of William Lipton, New York, New York