CANARIES AND CAGE BIRDS, by George H. Holden - 1883 [Illustrated]


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Canaries and Cage Birds

by George H. Holden 

New York:  George H. Holden, 1883  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Publisher's green cloth covers have gilt illustration and titles in brown ink. 
  • Boards show some smudges, edgewear.  Corners are bowed and scuffed.  See photos. 
  • Spine has illustration and gilt text, dimmed, and is somewhat darkened, with softened, frayed ends.  See photos.
  • Binding is intact, with front cover partially separated.  See photos. 
  • Pastedowns and feps are toned. 
  • Frontispiece is present and has intact tissue guard.
  • Illustrations: seven color plates on heavy stock are bright and clear, with tissue guards; many black line drawings accompany text.  
  • Interior is uniformly tanned, exhibits some signs of handling at corners.  
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • PS2024.0606

364 pages. 6 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches

A mostly very good copy of this classic volume on cage birds.  Written for both those who keep birds for pleasure and those who breed them for profit, Holden's guide emphasizes proper food and care as the keys to successful keeping of the many species he includes. 

With line drawings taken from life, and seven beautifully colored plates. 

Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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