In six volumes. xi, 364pp; 360pp; 391pp; 330pp; 315pp; 290pp. Dark red half morocco lettered in gold on the spines, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With 358 colored engravings. Light rubbing to boards, mild edge wear. A nice, clean near fine set. ; Octavo. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A History of British Birds. Six Volume Set.
Publisher: Groombridge and Sons 1857-60
Publication Date: 1857
Book Description Groombridge and Sons, 1860. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Six volume set. Mixed impressions. Vol.1 - 1860, Vol.2 - 1852, Vol.3 - 1860, Vol.4 - 1855, Vol.5 - 1856 & Vol.6 - 1857. Large Octavo's. xi, 364pp. iv, 360pp. iv, 391pp. iv, 330pp. iv, 315pp. iv, 290pp. Complete with all 358 hand coloured plates. Uniformly re-bound in full brown buckram with gilt titles. Spines a little sunned. Generally clean and tight. Tear and some loss of text to page 155/156 of volume I. Sporadic mild spotting/foxing to all volumes, primarily to page edges. The colouring on the plates remains bright. Overall a Very Good set. Heavy - additional postage required. Seller Inventory # 005440
Book Description Groombridge and Sons, London, 1868. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Original green cloth hard covers with gilt titles and decorations on slightly faded spines, and gilt decorative birds on front. Upper hinge of volume I is slightly cracked, volume III has repaired horizontal tear to spine which is almost not easily visible and volume VI is chipped at upper spine edge, with wear/roughening to most spine ends but very little wear to boards. All 358 coloured engravings/plates are present, each with a paper guard: 364, 360, 391, 330, 315, and 275 pages with index at rear, no loose pages. Each volume has a previous owner's name typed inside front cover - Henry Hurncastle, but no other inscriptions. Numerous news paper articles scattered through the books with some old correspondence. A later issue of the 1st edition published in 1868 in 6 uniform volumes which are in good to very good condition. Further information readily available on request. Seller Inventory # 003958