Published by the Authors, 1879-1904. Three text volumes and one plate volume containing 84 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.G. KEULEMANS (82) and E. NEALE (2). Royal 4to (306x242 mm). Together with the Introductory Volume (1915) by GODMAN which contains photogravures of the authors, eight colored maps, and matter of ornithological interest. The aves volumes bound in blue cloth with top edge gilt. Small stab holes to the outer margin of three titles, plate volume cocked and stitching weak. Plates bright. Introductory volume in green cloth. 'A sumptuous monograph of the birds of Central America.' -Zimmer The entire work based upon scientific surveys and explorations conducted during the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries comprised 58 volumes and treated the complete natural history of the region. The bird volumes, with the introductory volume, are rarely offered.