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A Popular History of Birds by Adam White - 1st Edition - 1855 - from E C Books and

A Popular History of Birds

by Adam White

Condition: Good/N

London: Lovell Reeve, 1855 A good copy of the extremely scarce 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates. This volume is part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series and is in their standard binding, which for this volume has a gilt cockatoo to the front board. The series was designed to give young people an accurate introduction to nature and encourage them to study further. The binding is very bright with slightly chipping and pulling to the top and bottom of the spine. There is light corner wear. Internally there is a pasted note 'Given by Dr and Mrs A T Spoor' to the front endpaper. Contents: half title; frontispiece; title; dedication; preface; plate list; text with 19 further plates and index 347 pp. The book is very clean internally and some text is unopened. There is some marking to plate VI at the top and side edge and repair to the side edge of plate XVIII. Paper is lightly toned with occasional spotting, particularly to the back of plates.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032776
  • Title: A Popular History of Birds
  • Author: Adam White
  • Illustrator: Bauerrichter & Co
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Lovell Reeve
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1855
  • Keywords: victorian natural history; ornithology; bird-watching; lovell reeve; adam white; popular natural history series
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; birds;
  • Subjects: NATURE / Birds & Birdwatching;
  • Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall


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