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Browne, D.J.
The American Bird Fancier considered with reference to the breeding, rearing, feeding, management, and peculiarities of Cage and House Birds with remarks on their Diseases and Remedies drawn from authentic sources and personal observation.

New York C.M. Saxton: 1850.

An early American Victorian bird-keeping guide, with notes about not only the type of birds we keep today, such as pigeons, canaries, quail, finches and doves, but wild birds such as bobolinks, blackbirds, catbirds, mockingbirds, robins, thrashers and thrushes. The illustrations include not only birds but also several cages and an outdoor aviary.

Hardcover. 4.5"x7.5", 107 pages, plus a 10-page catalog of the publisher's other books. Illustrated with wood engravings. Publisher's stamped cloth with a gilt vignette. Covers with some slight soil and wear, endpapers lightly spotted, a few internal spots.

Inventory #: 32994
Price: $ 125.00      

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