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Coloured Illustrations Of British Birds, And Their Eggs
(Vols. I-II:) London: G.W.Nickisson, 1842-44 & (Vols. III-VII:) London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1846-47-48-49-50., 1846. 7 Volumes. 8vo. pp. iv, 230; iv, 233, [1]; iv, 240; iv, 215, [1]; iv, 192; iv, 185; viii, 206. 432 lithographed plates, comprising 322 hand-coloured plates of birds, 102 hand-coloured plates of eggs, & 8 outline plates. wood-engraved title vignettes. An attractive set, bound in 19th century calf, gilt backs (split in lower front joint of Vol. I). First Octavo Edition. Of the first folio edition (1835-50), Casey Wood remarked: "With the possible exception of Lord Lilford's Birds, this is the finest and most complete atlas of portraits of British avifauna (with their eggs) ever published." The number of egg plates in the set varies, there usually being only 102 as here. Anker p. 58. Casey Wood p. 462. Fine Bird Books 94. Freeman 2563. Mullens & Swann pp. 403-04. Nissen 628. Zimmer II p. 433.. F. Hardcover.
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