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London, Samson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1880. FIRST EDITION 1880, 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE SET. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches, 69 plates some full page and some in the text, which includes portrait frontispiece of author, 4 colour plates of birds, pages: x, 1-424, x, 1-407 plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue. FOLDING MAP MISSING AND FACSIMILE PROVIDED IN POCKET AT REAR, original publisher's pictorial cloth recased with original spine relaid on new matching cloth, new cloth visible at hinges, bindings rubbed and spines faded, uneven fading to covers, new brown coated endpapers, neat old ink name to top of blank side of portrait and half title, half-title missing from volume 1, pale foxing to half-title in volume 2, a little pale age-browning in places, but text and plates mostly clean, a sturdy working set. PLEASE NOTE: The illustration listed in the vol 1 for page 231 is at page 231 in volume 2 and that listed for 83 in vol 2 is at page 83 in vol 1. THIS IS A HEAVY SET AND WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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