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The Naturalist's Library Volumes I & II, Hummingbirds 1833  

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The Naturalist's Library: Ornithology, Volumes I & II, Hummingbirds

Jardine, Sir William


W.H. Lizars & Stirling & Kenney



2 volumes. [4], 147 + 31, 8 ad; [6], iv, 3, 166 + 34, 8, 4 ad pp. Each volume with portrait frontispiece and hand-colored extra engraved title page, 64 hand-colored plates, text illustrations. (8vo) 17.5x10 cm (7x4"),  publisher's cloth, gilt spines; green printed endpapers. First Edition. 

The first two volumes of Jardine's extensive NaturalistÂ’s Library.  These being on the subject of hummingbirds, with numerous wonderful hand-colored plates. Vol. 2 with 2 extra title pages bound in, 1 for each volume.

Lot Amendments

Some general wear to cloth with rubbing to extremities, mild corner bumps; vol. 1 shaken, with spine starting to detach from textblock, frontispiece and title page loose but holding, early ownership signature and bookplate; vol.1 good or better, vol.2 very good.

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