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British Game Birds and Wildfowl

by Morris, Beverley R.

  • Hardback £750.00
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  • Catalogue No : 50791
  • Published : 1889
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : iv, 254


Reissue of the second (?) edition (originally published 1873) - no date to title page; date to foot of spine, 1889. Attractive hand-coloured, wood-engraved plates, printed by Benjamin Fawcett, Driffield.

Accounts of British game birds and wildfowl with information the distribution and habits of the species and descriptions of the birds, their eggs and nests, and notes on their value as articles of food.

Beverley Robinson Morris (1816-1883) was the younger brother of Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893), who produced numerous works on British natural history, many also printed by Benjamin Fawcett.

McLean 20; Nissen IVB 644; Mullens & Swann, p. 414; Anker 345; Freeman 2667. [Bibliographical Note: This work was published in four editions between 1855 and 1895, with several reissues. There appears to be some confusion over the date of the third edition, which is given as 1891 by Wood, but 1881 by the other bibliographies consulted. All copies of the third edition we have seen are dated 1891].


Large-4to, orig. blue-green cloth, gt dec. to spine and front board, teg. Extremities lightly rubbed; a few minor marks to boards. Light spotting to fore-edge, some scatterd foxing, mostly light (heavier to front endpapers) but generally a very good, clean copy. Gift inscription to endpaper dated 1890.

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