The Naturalist's Library - Ornithology, Vol. V (5): Gallinaceous Birds, Part III (3) - Pigeons...

The Naturalist's Library - Ornithology, Vol. V (5): Gallinaceous Birds, Part III (3) - Pigeons

Selby, Prideaux, John

Published by W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh, 1835
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover first printing, original brown leather binding tooled in gold and blind, marbled end-papers, Volume 5 of the Ornithology series, Part 3 of Gallinaceous Birds which features pigeons, including several of the fancier variety, 228 pages, 32 plates, an engraved frontis illustration of Pliny (along with a 66-page memoir of Pliny), an engraved hand-colored title vignette of Ring Pigeons, and 30 numbered hand-colored plates with the original tissue guards, the original ribbon bookmark is (incredibly) still intact, the leather binding has some scuffing but is well-preserved and tight, the original paper labels on the spine are partially chipped away, there is moderate foxing to four of the tissue-guards (13, 18, 26 & 30) and tissue-guard 13 is partially loose, this does not affect any of the text (clean and unmarked) or the illustrations which are simply stunning. Bookseller Inventory # 034785

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Title: The Naturalist's Library - Ornithology, Vol....

Publisher: W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh

Publication Date: 1835

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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