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A Familiar History of Birds by Edward Stanley - Hardcover - 1865 - from AJ Scruffles and

A Familiar History of Birds

by Edward Stanley

Condition: Good

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1865. Hardcover. Good. Accessible account of the history and biology of birds, with detailed descriptions of many types. With numerous b/w images. Full leather binding. Marbled end-papers with matching marbling to page edge. Raised bands. 12mo. [xiii]446pp. Rubbing to extremities with some small loss to top of spine. Toning to covers, faint scratches etc. Previous owner's inscription to ffep. Binding sound and contents clean. Good condition.

  • Bookseller: AJ Scruffles GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 003152
  • Title: A Familiar History of Birds
  • Author: Edward Stanley
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1865
  • Keywords: leather_bindings, aviary, avian, birds, zoology, flight,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Leather Bindings;


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