Lot 329 of 613:
A Natural History of The Nests and Eggs of British Birds with color plates  

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A Natural History of The Nests and Eggs of British Birds

Morris, Reverend F. O.


Groombridge & Sons



Three volumes. 156 pp. with 78 plates; 148 pp. with 76 plates, 140 pp. with 71 plates. (4to), original dark green cloth, gilt and blind decoration to boards and spine, in original light-blue dust jackets printed in darker blue. Early printing.

An elaborate and impressive production, featuring illustrations by Darley, Barraud, and other leading artists. A fine example of late 19th century trade bookmaking. An early printing, issued less than ten years after the first edition, and super-scarce in the fragile decorated and printed jackets.

Lot Amendments
There are not early examples of illustrations by Arthur Rackham in this book, as was originally described.

Jackets torn and chipped; volumes deckled edges foxed.

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