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The Birds of Great Britain and Ireland
W H Allen and Co, LONDON - The complete 4 volume set in original decorative cloth binding with all hand coloured plates as called for. This reissue of Jardine's Naturalist's Library retains the original high quality engravings and was produced in the 1870's. In fair condition overall. Vol I: frontispiece portrait of Sibbald, black and white vignette title page, numerous illustrations in the text and 34 hand coloured plates. Vol II: frontispiece portrait of Smellie, hand coloured vignette title page, numerous illustrations in the text and 30 hand coloured plates. Vol III: frontispiece portrait of Walker, hand coloured vignette title page, black and white illustrations in the text and 34 hand coloured plates. Vol IV: frontispiece portrait of Wilson; hand coloured vignette title page, black and white illustrations in the text and 31 hand coloured plates. All the bindings are shaken and rubbed. Vol III has a very poor binding with bent boards and water damage to endpapers and a little staining to the gutter of some sections. The contents are generally clean and bright and the plates are in good condition. A couple of sections are loose in volume IV and a section is present but detached in Vol III. Sold as a collection of plates or a reading copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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