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Three Volumes. Hardback, approx 6.5 x 4 inches. In red morocco leather fine bindings, with gilt lettering and decorations to spines, gilt floral borders to boards with bird vignettes to centers. All page edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to extremities; spines, edges, corners and ends. Some minor darkening to boards, some minor handling marks. Modern bookplate to endpapers “K.I. Beynon.” No penned inscriptions. Some minor marks to endpapers and prelims, some minor darkening to page edges, some handling marks and minor spots to pages but overall clean and tight. Some handling marks and a couple of minor spots to plates, but mostly very clean and bright. Else very good clean and tight copies. 3 Vols. Each volume illustrated with 12 coloured plates (36 total) and many b&w figures in the text. Page numbering is arranged mostly according to sections, as follows: Vol.1, xx+92+16+16+16+16+16pp.; Vol.2, xi+16+16+16+16+16+16+...(192pp.); Vol.3, ix+198pp.
Title: Beautiful Birds, Their Natural History, Habits &c. Edited from the Manuscript of the Late John Cotton, Esq. First, Second, and Third Series. In Three Volumes.
Publisher: London, Houlston and Wright, no date, circa 1855 1st:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 83633
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY::BIRDS TYAS, ROBERT: Beautiful Birds Their Natural History Habits &c., Edited, Manuscript, Late John Cotton, First, Second, Third, Series, Three Volumes, Houlston and Wright, ca1855 1st, leather, fine bindings, decorative, ornitology, colour plates, illustrated,