A classified list of Mr. William Silver's collection of New Zealand birds (at the Manor-house, Letcomb Regis), with short descriptive notes.

Buller, Walter L.

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.

Bagnall 754.

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