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Popular British Ornithology, containing a familar and technical description of the Birds of the British Isles by P H Gosse - Hardcover - 2nd Edition - 1853 - from E C Books (SKU: 030749)

Popular British Ornithology, containing a familar and technical description of the Birds of the British Isles

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Popular British Ornithology, containing a familar and technical description of the Birds of the British Isles

by P H Gosse

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

London : REEVE & CO, 1853 Popular British Ornithology is part of Reeve's Popular Natural History series which was produced to give young students a proper grounding in natural history subjects. This title is Gosse's only work on British Birds and is a beautifully put together study looking at the birds that an observer might see in each month of the year. It is a relatively rare title in what is becoming a hard to find series. This is a very good copy of the second edition which was identical to the first with 20 hand coloured plates of birds. The plate list is slightly confusing because the frontispiece is not numbered and plate 14 is placed earlier than it should be. The binding is particularly bright - with purple cloth and a gilt decoration of two birds and a nest on the front board and the hallmark gilt decoration to the spine. There is an ink signature of Frederick Lawrence, 1862, on the title page. Contents, including plates are clean and and bright. The contents are becoming slightly loose and the front endpaper is splitting - an endpaper repair would probably remedy both.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
030749
Title
Popular British Ornithology, containing a familar and technical description of the Birds of the British Isles
Author
P H Gosse
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
REEVE & CO
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1853
Keywords
Bird watching, Gosse, hand coloured bird plates, british 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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