A classified list of Mr. William Silver's collection of New Zealand birds (at the Manor-house, Letcomb Regis), with short descriptive notes.
London: E.A. Petherick, 1888.
Octavo, 96 pp. ten plates and text engravings. Publisher's printed vellum binding with marbled end papers, covers lightly soiled, manuscript title on spine. Bookplate of the Earl of Northbrook and a letter to him from Silver laid down at front, very scarce.
Stephen William Silver (1819-1905) was a wealthy London timber merchant who assembled a fine collection of New Zealand bird specimens. They were exhibited at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 and this publication is in effect a catalogue of the collection. His fine library subsequently became known as the York Gate Library and was purchased in 1905 by the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, Adelaide.