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A History of British Birds. Vol. I-VIII

by Morris, F.O.

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  • Catalogue No : 37134
  • Published : n.d. [1888]
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : iv, 222; iv, 196; iv, 215; iv, 235; iv, 192; iv, 176; iv, 17


Cabinet Edition, reissue (first cabinet edition published in 1863-1867). Morris' popular work on British Birds first appeared in 6 volumes in 1850-1857, and it subsequently went through several editions. The work deals broadly with individual species, their distribution, occurrence, and habits. A notable feature of this work is the many figures of British birds depicted on the plates, for which the wood-blocks were originally engraved and printed by Benjamin Fawcett, Driffield, largely from drawings by the author's friend, Rev. Richard Alington. In this 'Cabinet edition' the illustrations are more or less the same as in the standard edition, but on a smaller page size.

Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893) was a Church of England clergyman and naturalist. He was a prolific writer on natural history subjects.

Nissen IVB, 645; Mullen & Swann, p 417; Freeman, 2670.


8 vols, sm. 8vo, orig. dec. cloth, gt, teg, some fading to spines, foxing to fore edges. A little foxing to the top edge of a few plates, but largely a very good, clean, crisp set of this beautifully illustrated ornithological classic.

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