Complete 40 volumes in The Naturalist's Library. Ex-library. All in good or better condition - all have library pockets on front endpapers with date of July 1 1885. Published dates 1833-1842. All have library spine stickers and some wear to covers but bindings tight and secure, all plates intact. See photos for more appearance. Includes Entomology volume 1-7; Ichthyology volume 1-6; Ornithology volume 1-14; and Mammalia volume 1-13. Please contact for more information and photos. Price includes priority mail insured in US; international please obtain quote before placing order. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Ida Public Library in Belvidere IL. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: JARDINE'S THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY - 40 ...
Publisher: W.H. Lizars, and Stirling and Kenney
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Published by W. H. Lizars; Henry G. Bohn, and others 1839-1853, 1839. Hardcover. Condition: Good. , complete set of 41 uniformly bound volumes, vols. 1 - 14 are birds/ornithology, vols. 15 - 27 mammalia/mammals, vols. 28 - 34 insects/entomology, vols. 35 - 40 fishes/ichthyology, all volumes include frontispiece, vignette title page, and have between 30 and 36 plates, the vast majority of the plates and many of the vignettes are hand coloured, all volumes collated and complete with all plates as listed, volumes 1-40 are reprints published 1852-53 (some dated on title page); plus 'A General History of Humming-Birds' by W. C. L. Martin (1852) complete with 16 colour plates; and a first edition copy of 'Dogs' by Lieut.-col. Chas. Hamilton Smith (1839) complete with frontispiece, vignette title page and 31 plates (30 hand coloured), bound in plum cloth (tanned) with gilt titles to spine Reprints & two first editions , spines darkened and some volumes have pieces chipped, one mammalia volume is lacking binding and the textblock is split in two, another volume lacks rear board, seven volumes have one or two boards detached, one volume of birds has been rebacked, many volumes have cracked hinges or joints, previous owner's bookplate at front pastedown of some volumes, the majority of books are internally clean, with many nice bright plates which have been well preserved by tissue-guards, some volumes have light scattered spots to pages and plates, a few plates are loose, overall the books are in good condition, with very good plates , red cloth with blindstamped border and central gilt design, gilt titles and design at spine, top edge gilt Octavo, 17 x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: Seller Inventory # 59778