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The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol VI by  Sir William Jardine [editor] Prideaux J Selby - 1st Edition - 1836 - from E C Books and

The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol VI

by Prideaux J Selby, Sir William Jardine [editor]

Condition: Good/N

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1836 A good copy of the first edition with 30 hand coloured plates engraved from drawings by Edward Lear. In original publisher's cobbled brown (originally purple) cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The binding has been rebacked retaining the original spine and is sound and clean. There is some fading to spine and board edges and slight bumping to corners. The original green endpapers are present with the bookplate of Francis Hemming, the noted entomologist to the front pastedown. The fep has some fraying and damage and the endpaper joints have been repaired. Contents: half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Thomas Bewick and tissue guard; hand coloured vignette title page with 2 parrots; 2 further title pages; an advertisement extolling the virtues of Edward Lear's pictures; contents listing; Memoir of Thomas Bewick (by the Reverend Turner); text with 30 hand coloured plates; and publisher's catalogues bound at the rear. One of these is a prospectus for the Naturalist's Library and advertises the next 2 volumes to be published: Birds of West Africa. A large number of the text pages are unopened. There is browning to top margins and general light toning to paper. The plates are generally bright and clean - plate 1 has a small mark to the side. All the plates have tissue guards - some have considerable offsetting from the plates. There is a very slight musty/smokey smell when the book is opened.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032648
  • Title: The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol VI
  • Author: Prideaux J Selby, Sir William Jardine [editor]
  • Illustrator: Edward Lear
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W H LIZARS
  • Place: EDINBURGH
  • Date published: 1836
  • Keywords: Edward Lear; naturalist's library; william jardine; parrots; nineteenth century natural history
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; birds;
  • Subjects: NATURE / Birds & Birdwatching;
  • Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall


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