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The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII by  Sir William Jardine - editor William Swainson - Hardcover - from E C Books (SKU: 031361)

The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII

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The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII

by William Swainson, Sir William Jardine - editor

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS A fair copy of the 'People's Edition' of The Birds of Western Africa, in 2 volumes in the original publisher's cloth binding with 64 hand coloured plates. When the full set of the Naturalist's Library had been published, it was decided to do a reissue using the same plates and text, but taking advantage of cheaper printing technology to reduce costs. The aim was to reach a wider audience without compromising quality. This set is undated but circa 1845. Vol I: black and white frontispiece portrait of Bruce; hand coloured vignette title page; a further title page; contents listing; Memoir of Bruce; text with black and white illustrations and 32 hand coloured plates; 286pp. Vol II - frontispiece portrait of Le Vaillant; hand coloured vignette title page; a further title page; contents listing; text with black and white illustrations and 32 hand coloured plates. 263 pp. The bindings are in fair to good condition: Vol I is fair - with a bright clean binding but some splitting at the joint with the front board and splitting internally at the joint in the front endpaper and some slight darkening to the middle of the spine; Vol II is good, being very bright, clean and sound with minor wear to edges and corners and slight darkening to the middle of the spine. The original endpapers are present - both with a bookplate of E R on the front pastedown and ink stamps for Horton Hall Library (the ink has slightly offset to the feps). Vol I has some spotting to the frontispiece and title pages; some text pages are unopened and the contents are clean bar offsetting from the plates to the text. Vol II is clean and bright but with offsetting - there are no tissue guards in either volume.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
031361
Title
The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII
Author
William Swainson, Sir William Jardine - editor
Illustrator
William Swainson
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W H LIZARS
Place of Publication
EDINBURGH
Keywords
naturalists library, ornithology, jardine, swainson, african birds,
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; birds;
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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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bookplate
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