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Title:
The Illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage-Birds, British and Foreign

Author:
Blakston, W.A.; W. Swaysland; & August F. Wiener

Place:
London

Publisher:
Cassell

Date:
[1877-1880]

Description:
viii, 448 pp. Illustrated with 56 chomolithographed plates. 10¾x8¼, half morocco & cloth, spine tooled & lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Bright chromolithographs of the songbirds that brighten up an Englishman's home, with text covering their history, breeding, care, habits, and many other details. Most of the chromolithographs are signed in the plate by W. Rutledge, and the lithography is by Vincent, Day, Brooks & Son.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Rear cover detached, front joint tender, chip to spine foot, other wear; light foxing to some of the plates, a very few with slight adhesion residue from the facing page, else very good, plates bright.


 
Item number:
125493
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