ROTHSCHILD, LIONEL WALTER. 1868-1937.
A Monograph of the Genus Casuarius. With a Dissertation on the Morphology and Phylogeny of the Palaeognathae (Ratitae and Crypturi) and Neognathae (Carinatae). By W.P. Pycraft. Extract from: Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, v XV, pt V, no 1-24. [London: 1900.]
Folio (309 x 234 mm). 109-290 pp. 18 hand-colored lithographed plates, 2 lithographed maps hand-colored in part, and 4 duo-tone osteological plates. Period half morocco, spine titles gilt. Slight toning to leaves, tiny chip to corner and edge of title, rebacked and recornered, library bookplate.
A "beautifully illustrated treatise" (Wood) on the cassowary-a large, colorful, and flightless bird native to New Guninea, Northern Australia, and surrounding islands. Anker 548; Nissen IVB 796; Wood p 543.