A History of British Birds
A History of British Birds A History of British Birds A History of British Birds A History of British Birds
£475.00
Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick: sold by him and Longman and Rees, London. 1805.

Vol. I. Third edition. Royal Octavo. (8vo in 4s) pp. [i-xxxviii], 346. Vol. II. Second edition. Royal Octavo. (8vo in 4s) pp. [i-xxii], 400. Full brown calf. Spine with four raised bands and five compartments. Author and title in gold in second compartment, volume number in fourth compartment. Quatrefoil decoration in compartments 1,3 and 5. Gilt stamped decoration to head and foot of spine. Gilt decorated border and blind tooled diamond pattern to upper and lower covers. Green end papers. A very good binding. There is some modest browning to the contents but overall this handsome set is in excellent condition.