Lot 162 of 338:
The Natural History of the British Surface-Feeding Ducks  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
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Title:
The Natural History of the British Surface-Feeding Ducks
Author:
Millais, J.G.
Place:
London, New York, and Bombay
Publisher:
Longmans, Green, and Co.
Date:
1902
Description:

xiv, 107pp. .Additional illustrated title page, with 6 photogravures, 41 colored plates and other illustrations. 34x31 cm (13½x12¼"), duotone cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. No. 260 of a large paper edition limited to 600 copies. First Edition.

A natural history born out of the barrel of a gun. "About twenty years ago a rare duck and a wader, both in immature plumage fell to my gun, and, eager to identify the species, I searched every known work on British birds, hoping to gratify my curiosity, but in vain...I finally resolved to find out for myself all that was to be learned of these interesting creatures..." -from Preface.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Rubbing with abrasions and small punctures along joints and spine, corners bumped, rubbing to edges; light foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
309887
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