Henry Eeles Dresser (1838-1915)
A Monograph of the Coraciidae or family of the Rollers. Farnborough, Kent: Taylor & Francis for the Author, 1893. Large 4 (371 x 282mm). Vignette on title, 27 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates by J.G. Keulemans. (Fourth plate with some spotting.) Red half morocco, spine gilt. (Slight fading to spine).
A FINE COPY describing and illustrating all the known members of this beautiful family of birds. Rollers, so called from the way they occasionally roll and turn over in flight, are widely spread over Europe and Western Asia in summer, breeding as far north as the middle of Sweden, but retiring to winter in Africa. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.92; Nissen IVB 270; Zimmer p.178.