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Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorative banding to spine and gilt seagull to front. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed at ends. Small nicks head of spine. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing spots to page edges. Small mark on fore edge of the frontis. Some light foxing to title pages and endpapers, some occasional small marks and spots to pages else a clean and tight copy. 179pp. With b/w photo frontis and engravings in text. Presentation copy (slip in fly-leaf): Presented by the author. --- Comprehensive guide to the birds found in Dorset in the late 19th century with accounts of where they were seen and, often, shot. The photo frontis of Abbotsbury Swannery is dated 1887 in the introduction.
Title: The Birds of Dorsetshire. A contribution to the natural history of the county.
Categories: DORSET TOPOGRAPHY,
Publisher: Published for the Author. n.d. ca1888. 1st edition:
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Seller ID: 81546
Keywords: DORSET TOPOGRAPHY J. C. MANSEL-PLEYDELL, Birds, Dorsetshire, contribution, natural history, county, Dorset, 19th century, seen, shot, Abbotsbury Swannery, 1887, first edition, Ornithology, Natural History, Nathaniel Middleton, Hastings, A.J. Wise, Hants, Presented by The Author, H.N. Middleton Esq., Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, presentaion copy,