A History Of British Birds
Published: R. H. Porter, London, 1883-85.
With coloured illustrations of their eggs. In four volumes comprising three volumes of text and one of plates.
Contemporary full crimson morocco over cloth boards with gilt panelled spines in compartments between high raised bands enhanced by gilding the second and fourth with titles and volume numbers stamped direct and the remaining with ornithological emblems placed centrally; teg, rest roughcut; large 8vo.
First Edition. With sixty-eight coloured plates of eggs printed by Lemercier of Paris and numerous textural illustrations.
A very handsome set in excellent condition.
Nissen BBI 851
Dimensions (height / length / width )
26.2cm / 16.3cm / 16.7cm