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2 volumes. Hardbacks, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In dark green full-calf leather fine bindings by “CROSS, BINDERS TO THE KING.” Red and brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with extensive gilt decorations to spines, and gilt line-paneled boards. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Thin red leather labels to bottom of spines “Lond. 1856.” In very good near fine conditions. Stunning fine leather bindings by “CROSS.” Some minor fading to spines and edges. Minor scratch to rear board vol.1. 2 Book descriptions pasted to front endpaper vol.1. Some heavy foxing to preliminary blank pages between endpapers. Neat inscriptio nto half-title page “Alfred C. Almack, Oct. 1874.” Some minor light foxing spots to inside pages, a couple of minor spots to some plates, else overall plates very clean and bright, inside pages overall very clean and tight throughout. Stunning copies. 289 - 532pp. 145 hand-coloured lithographic plates containing nearly 300 different illustrations of eggs.
Title: Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds. With descriptions of their Nests and Nidification. Third Edition. In Two Volumes.
Publisher: London, John Van Voorst, 1856 3rd:
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Seller ID: 81379
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY::BIRDS HEWITSON, W. C.: Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, With descriptions of their Nests and Nidification, Third Edition, In Two Volumes, John Van Voorst,, 1856, calf leather fine bindings, “CROSS, BINDERS TO THE KING,” 145 hand-coloured lithographic plates, nearly 300 illustrations of eggs,