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Lord Lilford
1891-1897 Coloured Figures of Birds of British Isles by Lord Lilford 420 Plates
London: R H Porter, 1891. Click on "Read more" under item description for a full description of this lot (on eBay mobile only). Many thanks Louis88Books. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Title Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands. Issued by Lord Lilford President of the British Ornithologist's Union. [Second Edition - 420 Hand Coloured Lithographs or Chromolithographs] ____________ Second Edition ~ Half Leather Fine Bindings by Porter __________ Author Thomas Littleton POWYS Fourth Baron Lord Lilford ______________________ Year of Publication 1891-97 __________________________ Publisher London: R.H. Porter _______________________ For full description see below - after all photographs ___________________________________________ Description: London: R.H. Porter, 1891-1897, Second Edition. Seven volumes in an elegant half leather binding by R.H. Porter (Publisher), with green morocco spines faded to brown, marbled paper, gilt lined boards, marbled end papers and page top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece of the author, and 420 chromolithographed or hand-coloured lithographed plates mostly after A. Thorburn and J.G. Keulemans, mounted on linen stubs throughout. Second edition, first published from 1885, and not completed until after Lilford's death by Osbert Salvin and including a biography by the zoologist Alfred Newton. A keen ornithologist all his life, Lilford was one of the founders of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1858, and its president from March 1867. The previous owner has numbered the plates and pages in pencil. Some foxing thr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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