ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915). A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the Grouse. New York: published by the author, 1865.
2° (590 x 470mm). Title, dedication, list of subscribers, 3pp. of Introduction only (of 9, lacks first 6pp.), explanation page, list of plates. 25 FINE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES by C.F.Tholey after Elliot and J.Wolf (1), 2 hand-coloured plates of eggs after W.S.Morgan, all printed by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. (The Common Ptarmigan plate with neatly repaired 30mm tear into the lower margin of the image, tail-feathers of one bird just shaved.) Later green half morocco, t.e.g.
FIRST EDITION. Elliot's plates are charming and have a naïve quality that contrasts well with Wolf's drawings for the pheasants. Zimmer p.205; Anker 128; Fine Bird Books p.74; Nissen IVB 293.