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6 volumes; Hardback, Size approx 10 x 6.5 inches. In dark green/blue cloth covers with gilt decorative lettering and pictorial and blind embossed decorations to spines and gilt vignettes to front. Yellow endpapers. In very good conditions, Some rubbing on edges, with a few chips ends of spines. Corners a bit bumped. Volume I two light scuffs on rear hinge, & light faint mark on rear board. Inside pages generally clean and tight, plates very crisp, bright and clean, all guarded. --- Regarded as the very best edition of this set. This set falls in-between the 1857 1st edition and the 1870 2nd edition. This set is 1866. A possible second printing of the First Edition. Six volumes. Complete with 358 colour chromolithographic plates by Benjamin Fawcett. 364, 360, 391, 330, 315 & 290pp.
Title: A History of British Birds. Second Printing of the First Edition. In Six volumes.
Publisher: London, Groombridge & Sons, 1866 Between 1st & 2nd editions (1857 1st, 1870 2nd):
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Seller ID: 82668
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY::BIRDS REV. F. O. MORRIS, History, British Birds, Six volumes, best edition, chromolithographic plates, Ornithology, Natural History, 1866 - between 1st & 2nd editions (1857 1st, 1870 2nd), Groombridge and sons, 368, colour chromolithographic plates, Benjamin Fawcett,