BONAPARTE, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent (1803-1857) and Hermann SCHLEGEL (1804-1884). Monographie des Loxiens. Leiden and Dusseldorf: 1850.
4 (290 x 215mm). 54 hand-coloured lithographic plates after F. W. J. Bdeker and Schlegel, printed by Arnz and Co. (A few plates lightly spotted, **1 cleanly torn.) Late 19th-century green half morocco, (lightly rubbed), t.e.g.
A monograph of the subfamily Loxiaceae of the family Fringillidae. Anker and Zimmer both express their admiration for the plates. As Zimmer observes, 6 of the plates have been relabelled with slips pasted over the original lettering. Anker 49; Fine Bird Books p. 60; Nissen IVB 119; Zimmer p. 67.