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The New Natural History; Volume IV, Section VIII. Birds

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The New Natural History; Volume IV, Section VIII. Birds

by Richard Lydekker, et al., Joel A. Allen (preface by)

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New York, NY: Merrill & Baker, 1901. 289pp through 583. Index. Hardcover in 3/4 red leather on cloth, six raised bands, gilt spine decorations. Complete set is illustrated with seventy-two coloured plates and sixteen hundred engravings. Ex Libris sticker to inside front cover. Inner pages are clean (unmarked) but age-toned. Hinges slightly creased but still secure. Inner text block is tight and sound. Endpapers and outer page edges slightly foxed, dust soiling to boards and outer page edges. Shelfwear (covers have some scuffing, fairly heavy rubbing to extremities (down to boards in a few spots), chipping to head/heel to spine, fraying to corners. This volume is the larger birds, herons through moas; it has 4 colored plates with tissue: Night-heron and Boatbill, Wild Duck; Penguins; Ostriches; also several full-page b&w plates. Nice reading copy of this increasingly scarce title. . First Thus. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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The New Natural History; Volume IV, Section VIII. Birds
Richard Lydekker, et al., Joel A. Allen (preface by)
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A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Reading Copy
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Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Raised Band(s)
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