BRITISH BIRDS WITH THEIR NESTS AND EGGS; in six volumes. Arthur G. Butler.
BRITISH BIRDS WITH THEIR NESTS AND EGGS; in six volumes
BRITISH BIRDS WITH THEIR NESTS AND EGGS; in six volumes
BRITISH BIRDS WITH THEIR NESTS AND EGGS; in six volumes

BRITISH BIRDS WITH THEIR NESTS AND EGGS; in six volumes

Hull and London: Brumby & Clarke, (1896-1898). F.W. Frohawk. First Edition. Six volumes, 12 3/4" x 10 3/8" (45 cm x 26 cm), 208, 192,175, 218, 178, 252pp. The books contain 24 chromolithographs of birds' eggs, each plate with a tissue guard, and 318 full-page black and white plates of birds and their nests by F.W. Frohawk. The first two volumes cover the order "passeres", written by Butler. Volume III includes "picariae", written by Butler, "striges and accipitres, written by Murray A. Mathew, and "steganopodes", written by Henry O. Forbes. Volume IV covers orders "herodiones and odontoglossae", by Forbes, "anseres", by John Cordeaux, and "colombae and terocletes" by W.B. Tegetmeier. Volume V includes "gallinae, fulicariae, and alectorides", by Tegetmeier, and "limicolae" by Henry H. Slater. Volume VI covers "gaviae" by Forbes, "pygopodes" by O.V. Aplin, and "tubinares" by H.A. MacPherson, and contains indexes for both biords and the 24 chromo plates of eggs. The books are quarter bound in pale green cloth with deep green cloth spines and corners, with both spine and front board titles in gilt. Top edges gilt; other edges untrimmed. There is a small scrape on the front board of volume VI, an inch-long repaired tear on the front cover of volume II, the narrowest possible crack to the front endpaper in volume I, and plate I in Volume I with very light foxing on the reverse. Otherwise a very clean a beautiful set, with no marks of use. Postage will be expensive: the books weigh 30 pounds (14kilo) before packing. / `````. Item #7031

Price: $750.00

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