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The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part I. Birds of PreyThe Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX by Sir William Jardine - 1st Edition - 1838 - from E C Books (SKU: 031796)

The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part I. Birds of PreyThe Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX

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The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part I. Birds of PreyThe Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX

by Sir William Jardine

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1838 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition of Part 1 of Birds of Great Britain and Ireland from the Naturalist's Library. In the publisher's 'luxury' green leather binding with aeg. Issued as a volume rather than in parts, this has a different vignette title page to the norm (the title is different). With black and white frontispiece portrait of Sibbald, vignette title page, a further title page, publisher's advert; contents listing; Memoir of Sir Robert Sibbald; text with black and white illustrations; and 34 hand coloured plates. The binding has wear to edges and to spine joints (particularly at the front), and also to corners. There is scuffing particularly to the top edges of the boards. The original yellow endpapers are present with a small ink signature to the front pastedown. Both front and rear endpapers have slight grubbiness. There is a small split to the top 2cm of the joint of the fep with the book block. The contents are very bright and clean and the plates beautifully coloured. The original page marker is present, although detached. Some page corners have been turned over. There is loss to the bottom left margin of plate 26 which does not affect the image (an owl).

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
031796
Title
The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part I. Birds of PreyThe Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX
Author
Sir William Jardine
Illustrator
Stewart
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W H LIZARS
Place of Publication
EDINBURGH
Date published
1838
Keywords
ornithology; raptors; Eagles; birds of prey; naturalist's library; owls
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; birds;
Size
12mo

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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