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

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Lot closed - Sold For:$3,300
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
A Natural History of The Nests and Eggs of British Birds
Author:
Morris, Reverend F. O.
Place:
London
Publisher:
Groombridge & Sons
Date:
1864
Description:

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.
Condition:
Jackets torn and chipped; volumes deckled edges foxed.
 
Item number:
299693
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