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Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, with Descriptions of Their Nests and Nidification (Two Volumes) by  William C Hewitson - Hardcover - Third Edition - 1856 - from Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps and Biblio.com

Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, with Descriptions of Their Nests and Nidification (Two Volumes)

by Hewitson, William C

Condition: Very Good+/No Jacket


London: John Van Voorst, 1856 531 pages, plus 145 (and two additional) colored plates, in two volumes. Half bound in dark green polished leather with raised spine bands and gilt lettering and decoration. Pebbled cloth over the boards. Marbled end leaves and edges. Heraldic book plate on front paste down of volume I. A little very light foxing and a few very light scuffs. A lovely set!. Third Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Very Good+/No Jacket.
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  • Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 033897
  • Title: Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, with Descriptions of Their Nests and Nidification (Two Volumes)
  • Author: Hewitson, William C
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: Third Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Van Voorst
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1856
  • Bookseller catalogs: Ornithology; Bindings;


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