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Millais, (John Guille)
British Diving Ducks. Vol. I-II
Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1913. xv, 141; xii, 164, 74 plates (39 col). . HB. 2 vols, imp. 4to, bound in exceptionally fine, later twentieth-century full crushed morocco, for Asprey & Co., spines with gt title, raised bands with gilt beaded roll, single gilt rule to spine compartments, covers with gilt single-ruled border, gilt filet to edges of boards and double-rule to turn-ins, aeg, patterned endpapers. Very slight fading along the top edge of front board to Vol. II. Occasional light foxing. Plates bright and clean. A handsome, elegant set. Original large, folded, four-page prospectus for this work loosely inserted, with slight soiling and fraying to edges and a few edge-tears with neat tape repairs. Vol. I is copy No. 6 of 450 and is inscribed to original blank flyleaf 'To Archibald Thorburn, from his friend the Author, March 28th 1913'; Vol. II is copy No. 4 of 450. Later ownership signature of Vincent Weir (1935-2014), businessman, naturalist and conservationist, founder of The Vincent Wildlife Trust. 1st edition, limited to only 450 copies. Beautifully illustrated with plates by Archibald Thorburn, O. Murray Dixon, H. Grönvold and the author. John Guille Millais (1865-1931) was British a naturalist, distinguished wildlife artist, and also wrote a two-volume biography of his father, the artist John Everett Millais (1829-1896).Anker, 342; Nissen IVB, 633. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA [Iver, United Kingdom]
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