Sydney, Australian Museum, 1901 to 1914 ('Second edition ... entirely rewritten, with additions')/ 1889.
Quarto, four volumes, viii, 366; viii, 380; viii, 362; and viii, 472 pages, with numerous illustrations (many from photographs) plus a total of 45 plates (including 25 plates of eggs) with captioned tissue guards. Loosely inserted in the third volume is a corrected contents leaf (pages [v]-vi), with a tipped-in slip: 'Substitute inserted leaf for corresponding leaf in preceding Part'.
Modern black binder's cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; edges speckled red; tissue-guards and versos of the plates foxed; pastedowns a little nibbled; an excellent set.
Australian Museum, Sydney, Special Catalogue Number 1. Orginally issued in 19 parts (Volume I, Parts 1-4; Volume II, Parts 1-3; Volume III, Parts 1-5; and Volume IV, Parts 1-5): it is here bound without the wrappers. Provenance: J. Mark Bonnin, with his bird-motif bookplate on the front pastedowns. Josiah Mark Bonnin (1912-1991), South Australian soldier, eminent medical practitioner, and much else. 'His passion, direct speaking and expertise, as the founding father of the National Parks Foundation of SA, led to the establishment of many reserves and conservation parks. For this, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1989. He had many interests but was an expert ornithologist, backed by being a fine photographer and conservationist' (Virtual War Memorial Australia, accessed online). [4 items].