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The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Humming-Birds. In two volumes bound in one
W H Lizars, Edinburgh 1834 - First edition bound in green leather over green cloth with gilt title on spine and raised bands. Marbled end papers with book plate on front paste down. Inscription on front free end paper. All edges gilt. Volume 1: Frontis of Linnaeus, hand-coloured vignette of bird's nest on half-title, 34 tissue guarded and hand-coloured plates as called for. 4 tissue guards missing. Pp. [xvi], iii, 147. Volume 2: Frontis of Pennant, hand-coloured vignette of bird on half-title, 30 tissue guarded and hand-coloured engraved plates as called for. Pp. [viii], iv, 4, 166. Index to both volumes. Occasional scattered foxing, mainly to tissue guards and text. Most plates un-marked and in very good condition. Approx 6 plates have slight marking or small area of foxing. Tight and good looking volume with a total of 64 very attractive plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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