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The Naturalist's Library -- Ornithology: 14 volumes
W.H. Lizars Nd, Edinburgh - 17 x 11.5 cm. Nearly 450 hand-colored plates, plus illustrations in the text, the volumes on Parrots and Pigeons have plates drawn by Lear. This hugely popular forty volume in total publication edited by Jardine made natural history available to all of Victorian Society, but particularly to the middle class. The Ornithology section here is complete with contributions by P.J. Selby and W. Swainson, other studies in the series included Mammalia, Entomology and Ichthyology. BRUNET Vol. III, p.510. NISSEN, Vogel 471. Plates fresh and clean, some with slight offsetting, decorated raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers with matching edges. Three quarter green morocco and green aubergine cloth, spines uniformly faded to brown. Very good . 14 vols. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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