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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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Title
The New Natural History; Volume IV, Section VIII. Birds
Author
Richard Lydekker, et al., Joel A. Allen (preface by)
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Hardcover
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Used - Fair
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Edition
First Thus
Publisher
Merrill & Baker
Place of Publication
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Date Published
1901
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4to - over 9¾" - 12&
Keywords
Science Natual History
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