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The Ornithologist's Guide to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland. by Robert Dunn - 1st Edition - 1837 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

The Ornithologist's Guide to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland.

by Robert Dunn

Condition: Fair/N


London: Printed by Richard Tayor for the Author, 1837 A fair copy of the 1st edition in contemporary full leather binding with black and white frontispiece and folding map of Shetland. Classed as 'fair' because it lacks the map of Orkney. It is otherwise in very good clean condition. Robert Dunn titles himself as an 'animal-preserver' - which, sadly, does not mean that he was a conservationist. The book is a full account of his travels and the various species that he encountered and then shot (and presumably stuffed when he was back home). The binding is in very good condition with faded gilt titles down the spine and plain boards with ruled lines to edges. It has general wear to spine joints and edges and a small scuff and a mark to the front board. The original endpapers are present - there is a small split developing at the rear endpaper joint. Contents with advertising sheet; half title; frontispiece; title page - with small signature to the top; dedication; introduction; notice to subscribers; folding map of Shetland; text 128pp; 2 final blanks. Very clean internally.


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