A fasciculus of the Birds of China.
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(London, Taylor and Francis, 1871). Folio (308 x 240 mm). pp. 8, with 12 handcoloured lithographed plates. New brown half morocco, spine with gilt lettering.
'These twelve plates were originally intended by my brother, Dr. J.E. Gray, to form part of a series of figures of Chinese birds; but owing to engagements on other works, which have appeared in the mean time, they were put aside and have thus remained up to the present period' (from the introduction). The beautiful handcoloured illustrations are drawn and lithographed by W. Swainson.
Nissen IVB, 389; Zimmer I, 271: