A fasciculus of the Birds of China.
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(London, Taylor and Francis, 1871). Folio. pp. 8, with 12 handcoloured lithographed plates. New half red morocco, spine with gilt lettering.
Nissen IVB, 389; Zimmer I, 271: "A series of handcoloured plates, originally designed for another publication, with a short account of each species". The beautiful handcoloured illustrations are drawn and lithographed by W. Swainson. The present copy has the following handwritten dedication: "John Bolton Hodgson with his uncle's kind love. George Robert Gray".