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Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs. Vol. I-VII

by Meyer, H.L.

Fine Binding
  • Hardback £2,400.00
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  • Catalogue No : 51498
  • Published : 1842-1850
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : iv, 230; iv, 233, [1]; iv, 240; iv, 215, [1]; iv, 192; iv, 1


First octavo edition, complete in 7 volumes. Fine hand-coloured plates of birds (322) and eggs (103). Also with cancel of plate facing p. 50 in Vol. II.

Nissen IVB 628.


7 vols, 8vo, late 19 century, full polished calf, dec. gilt border to boards and turn-ins, raised bands to spines, gilt tooling to compartments, leather title pieces, marbled endpapers, aeg. Some foxing/spotting to endpapers/prelims and occasionally elsewhere, but mostly clean. Small perforation to one leaf with loss of a few letters of text. Duplicated typescript list of Plates of eggs tipped in at rear of each volume. Bookplates of James S. North, from a design by C. Haldane Macfall dated 1901. A fine set.

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