The Aviary, or, Child's book of birds. Redfield's toy books. Forth series
Bibliographic Citation:
The Aviary, or, Child's book of birds. New York : Kiggins & Kellogg, [between 1856 and 1866]
Alternative Title:
Child's book of birds.
Kiggins & Kellogg, [between 1856 and 1866]
  • Kiggins & Kellogg was located at 123 & 125 William St. between 1856 and 1866. (The firm was listed at 128 William St. in directories for 1857-1859 and alternately at 123 and 125 William St. between 1859 and 1866).
  • First sentence: "Humming-birds are the smalledst of the feathered tribe, some being not much more than half and inch in length; they are the most beautiful in the texture and and colors of their plumage; for no matter nor other substance can come up to the richness of their tints, or the glowing brilliancy of the metallic reflections."
  • Includes 19 woodcuts.
  • Describes the physical characteristics and habitats of birds around the world.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: frontispiece; 7 full-page black & white illustrations; 9 cuts in text. green pictorial wrappers. The Book Barn, Maine. May/88. $10.00. Given to McGill 2001.
Physical Description: and white, 15 x 10 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Geographical Description, Local History and Natural History
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