A few nice Index kings, images I found:
Image from page 152 of “A natural history of English song-birds : and such of the foreign as are usually brought over and esteemed for their singing : to which are added, figures of the cock, hen and egg, of each species, exactly copied from nature” (1737
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Title: A natural history of English song-birds : and such of the foreign as are usually brought over and esteemed for their singing : to which are added, figures of the cock, hen and egg, of each species, exactly copied from nature
Year: 1737 (1730s)
Authors: Albin, Eleazar Albin, Eleazar
Publisher: Cambridge : British Antarctic Survey Printed and sold by A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch in Pater-noster-Row, and S. Birt in Ave-Mary-Lane
Contributing Library: Field Museum of Natural History
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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king Care to |keep himfrom Cold orWind, which are very prejudicialto him at fuch a Time; let him have goodnourifliing Food ; Naples-bisket, Bread andEgg mixed together; and put Saffron in hisWater ; likewife bruifed Hemp-feed, mixedwith Lettice and Maw-feed. If the Weatheris very Hot when the Birds are in their moult,give them Liquorice in their W^ater inftead ofSaffron, and their Meat Plantin and Lettice-Seed ; but not any of that Meat if it be coldWeather. Remember when ever Egg is pre-fcribed for any fick Birds j it is to be boiled and chopd EngMi Singing-Birds. t^j chopd or grated very fine, Hemp-Iced to beground or bruifed ; and Rape or Canary-feedfcalded and bruifed. ThefeThings, with good Attendance, will atall Times contribute very much to the relieveof fick Birds. And whatever elfe is deliveredin this Treatife concerning the Nature, Song,Marks of Male and Female, Building, Breed-ing, Feeding, &c. of Birds, it being found-ed upon Experience, will upon Trial anfwerlikewife.
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INDEX The INDEX. ABERDEVINE, Defcription and Cha- BLACK-BIRD, Defcription and Charaaer. iMarks of the Cock and Hen 2 Their Building, Eggs, &c, H 3 Of their Young, and how to Order them , 4Their Difeafes and Cure 5 BULL-FINCH, Defcription and Charader 17Their Food when wild ibid. Marks of the Cock and Hen 16 Their Neft, Eggs, &c, , ij To feed and bring up the Young ibid. CANARY-BIRD, Defcription and Charafter 84Marks of the Cock and Hen 85 Diredions for choofing a good Bird 26 To know if it be in Health 87 The Difference of their Song ibid. To order them in Breeding 88 When to match your Birds 8^ How to prepare a Cage for Breeding ibid. Or to fit a Room for the fame Purpofe 90 WhatStuff to furnilh them with for theirNeft gzTo order the Young ibid. Their Difeafes and Cure P4 CHAF-FINCH, Defcription and fharader 2jThe cruel Cuftom of Blinding thefe Birds con-demnd ibid. Marks of the Cock and Hen 26 Of their Nefl:, Eggs, &c. 27 To order the Young 28 How to take Branchers *ibid
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