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Beautiful Birds. Their Natural History, Habits &c. Series I-III by Robert Tyas - 1st Edition - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Beautiful Birds. Their Natural History, Habits &c. Series I-III

by Robert Tyas

Condition: Very Good/N


London : Houlston and Wright A scarce complete set of Beautiful Birds in 3 volumes with 36 hand coloured plates by James Andrews. Undated but circa 1855. In the original gilt decorated blue cloth bindings with all page edges gilt. Vols I and II have been rebacked retaining most of the original spines and all have professional reinforcement to the endpaper joints. All have the decorative bookplate of Graham Watson to the front pastedown. The pagination in Vols I and II is unusual in that some of it is in 16 page sections, suggesting that these were first issues distributed in parts. Vol I: binding bright to front board, rear board with scuffing; bump to top front corner. Internally gift inscription to fep. Contents: frontispiece with tissue guard, title, ad, contents and plate list (with each plate ticked), introduction pp xx; text with 11 further plates and pp numbered 1-92; 1-16; 1-16; 1-16; 1-15; 1-16; 1-16 - this numbering is reflected in the contents listing. Contents in very good clean condition. Vol II: bumping to top corners. Contents: half title, frontispiece with tissue guard, title, ad, contents and plate list; text with 11 further colour plates and numbered 1-16; 1-16; 1-16; 1-16; 113-192 - this numbering is reflected in the contents pages. Torn tissue guard to second plate, contents in very good clean condition. Vol III: binding in original condition with wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The decoration to the front board differs from that of Vols I and II. Contents: gift inscription from 1861 to fep; frontispiece with tissue guard, title, ad, contents and plate list; text pages 1-198 with 11 further plates. In very good clean condition.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032664
  • Title: Beautiful Birds. Their Natural History, Habits &c. Series I-III
  • Author: Robert Tyas
  • Illustrator: James Andrews
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houlston and Wright
  • Place: London
  • Keywords: robert tyas; beautiful birds; james andrews; victorian decorative bird books; graham watson lion bookplate
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated; NATURAL HISTORY; birds;
  • Subjects: NATURE / Birds & Birdwatching;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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