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BEWICK, T - A History of British Birds..

Title: A History of British Birds..
Description: Newcastle, 1805, First Edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Printed by Edward Walker, for T.Bewick: sold by him, and Longman and Rees, London. In two volumes, viz Volume 1: The History and Description of Land Birds, and Volume 2: the History and Description of Water Birds. Rebacked, retaining original boards and spine strip, with new end papers now showing bookplates of both an early and later owner. The older bookplate shows the arms of CVS Downes, Aspley House, Bedfordshire (that is Lt.Col. Charles Villiers Somerville Downes); the later is that of Charles Pynsent Elliott MC. Calf bindings, gilt decoration and titles. All edges marbled. Condition: The rebacking has been very nicely done to give a handsome, clean set. Bindings firm, although leather rubbed along the joints and at the edges, with a little bumping and usage wear. Very Good.

Keywords: birds, ornithology

Price: GBP 260.00 = appr. US$ 371.28 Seller: Duck Cottage Books
- Book number: 2763

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