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Four Volumes bound in Two Parts; Hardbacks, Tall 8vo. Approx 10.5 x 7.5 inches. In brown pebbled cloth covers, with bevel edged boards. Gilt and black paneled pictorial designs to front boards and spines, blind embossed decoration to rear boards. All page edges gilt. Dark brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing and fading to spines, bottom corners and top corners of v.1 bumped and chipped. Rubbing and splits to cloth at ends of spines. Partial split to bottom front edge of v.2, repaired. Some handling marks and rubbing to boards. Inscription to front endpaper “Christopher Smyth Christmas 1877.” Some foxing and darkening to front tissue guards. V.1 has stain to leading edge of most pages including frontis and title page, but quickly reduces in size on following pages. Some darkening to edges of plates with some light foxing, some minor handling marks and a some mild foxing spots to pages, else overall very good clean and tight copies. (312 + 320pp +4pp ads.) & (312 + 312pp +4pp ads.) Illustrated with 40 very nice colour lithographic plates & 400 b&w illustrations in text.
Title: Cassell's Book of Birds. From the Text of Dr. Brehm. With Upwards of Four Hundred Engravings, and a Series of Coloured Plates. In Four Volumes (Bound in Two Volumes.)
Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, ca1877:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 83933
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY::BIRDS JONES, Thomas Rymer: Cassell's Book of Birds, Dr. Brehm, Four Hundred Engravings, Coloured Plates, Four Volumes, Bound in Two, pictorial binding, decorative, ornithology, birds, illustrated,