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Edinburgh W. H. Lizars and Sterling and Kenney and 1833 1834 - Naturalist's Library series, 1834 and 1833. 2 volumes, a mixed set, Volume I is a second edition 1834, Volume II is a first edition 1833. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, portrait frontispiece in each volume, hand-coloured vignette on each engraved title page, and 64 delightful hand-coloured plates with tissue guards engraved by W. H. Lizars, who was a painter and engraver as well as publisher, plus memoirs of Linnaeus and Welsh zoologist Thomas Pennant whose portraits head the volumes, pages: (16), 191; (4), iv, (3), 166 including index, pagination of prelims in Volume I slightly erratic but collated and guaranteed complete, bound in contemporary half calf over marbled sides, gilt decorated raised bands to spine, gilt rules, blind stamped decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, light red speckling to edges. Light rubbing to extremities, head of spine very slightly worn on Volume I, slight offsetting from portraits onto engraved title pages, very occasional light foxing to text, margin of 1 plate slightly foxed in Volume II, no tissue guards in Volume II resulting occasional slight offsetting to facing text page. Bindings tight and firm, a very good set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.
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