Published from 1894 to 1900 in 17 parts; Four volumes complete, with 100 hand colored full page lithographed plates; Original brown cloth covers with gilt stamped lettering and image of antelope on top cover; Top edges trimmed, though fore and lower edges remain un-cut; First three volumes bound with "Temporary Titlepage" and "Provisional Contents; pages; Volume IV with actual title page and contents, and with title and contents pages of volumes I-III bound at rear; Actual title pages with wood block image of antelope matching that on covers; Also bound in at rear of Volume IV is the paper wrap cover of parts XVI & XVII (one leaf); All four volumes show spine lean and light rubbing on edges; Gilt stamped lettering and decoration on covers remains bright and covers are generally very clean; Hinges (internal) of Volume I have been professionally repaired; Hinges of Volume II are both cracked, though volume remain tight; Hinges of Volumes III and IV are good; End leaves of first three volumes are darkened; Just a little light scattered foxing, not affecting any plates; Plates have been collated and are complete and all in very nice condition. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Book of Antelopes (Four Volumes)
Publisher: R. H. Porter
Binding: Cloth - Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good+
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description London: R. H. Porter 1894-1900, 1894. Condition: Very Good. *Price HAS BEEN reduced this weekend for our July ABEBOOKS SALE* first edition; large quarto, 4 volumes, xxxv, 220 + v, 194 + v, 245 + v, 242 pp., 100 chromolithographic color plates; original gilt stamped illustrated brown cloth, minor discoloration near base of the spines, a few of the plates are chipped at the fore edge margin, images unaffected, overall very good. Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ZB1030991