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THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY [complete in 40 volumes]
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THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY [complete in 40 volumes]

By JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM; Robert Hamilton

Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1843. The Naturalist's Library, complete in 40 vols, each with engraved additional titles (some hand-coloured) and portrait frontispieces, plus 1,183 engraved plates of 1,214 (so missing 31), of which the majority hand-coloured, mostly with original tissue guards (for details see full collation at end). Attractively bound in contemporary green half-calf, with red title labels to the spine; very good and strong with light rubbing only. All edges marbled, original plain endpapers. Contents generally very good and clean, no inscriptions, several tissue guards missing or torn, one or two books with gatherings out of line, 3 text leaves missing overall, some plates trimmed, particularly in vol. 21 humming birds which affects part of the image. Generally very good. Bibliographic note. A work notorious for its collation regarding plates, even sets seemingly dating from the same year have different numbers of plates. We have methodically counted all the plates in this set and have compared with the contents pages - details are given below. Some of the missing plates from this set were probably never bound-in, in the first instance and others have been subsequently removed. We have priced the set very competitively to take account of the few missing plates and other faults. FULL COLLATION AS FOLLOWS. Vol. 1 (Mammalia vol xi): portrait; h/c tp; 35 h/c plates. Vol. 2 (Mammalia vol i): portrait; h/c tp; 30 h/c plates. Vol. 3 (Mammalia vol ii): portrait; h/c tp; 35 h/c plates. Vol. 4 (Mammalia vol ix): portrait; h/c tp; 29 h/c plates (of 30, wanting plt 5) + 1 plain plate. Vol. 5 (Mammalia vol x): portrait; plain tp; 32 h/c plates + 4 plain plate. Vol. 6 (Mammalia vol. vi): portrait; h/c tp; 29 h/c plates (of 30). Vol. 7 (Mammalia vol. viii): portrait; plain tp; 28 h/c plates + 3 plain plates. Vol. 8 (Mammalia introduction): portrait; plain tp; 27 h/c plates (of 31, wanting plts 2, 14, 15, 23). Vol. 9 (Mammalia vol. v): portrait; plain tp; 25 h/c plates (of 26) + 4 plain plates. Vol. 10 (Mammalia vol. iv): portrait; plain tp; 31 h/c plates. Vol. 11 (Mammalia vol iii): portrait; h/c tp; 31 h/c plates (of 32) + 1 plain plate. Vol. 12 (Mammalia vol. xii): portrait; plain tp; 28 h/c plates (of 30) + 3 plain plates. Vol. 13 (Mammalia vol. vii): portrait; plain tp; 32 h/c plates. Vol. 14 (Ornithology vol. ii): portrait; h/c tp; 29 h/c plates [of 30, wanting plt 2] + duplicate plt 30. Vol. 15 (Ornithology vol. i): portrait; h/c tp; 31 h/c plates [of 34, wanting plts 9,15,18]. Vol. 17 (Ornithology vol. x): portrait; h/c tp; 30 h/c plates. Vol 18 (Ornithology vol. vi): portrait; h/c tp; 28 h/c plates [of 30, wanting plts 6 & 11]. Vol. 19 (Ornithology vol. v): portrait; h/c tp; 29 h/c plates [of 30, wanting plt 25 & pp. 207/8]. Vol. 21 (Ornithology vol. iv): portrait; h/c tp; 29 h/c plates of [of 30] a few plates trimmed. Vol. 22 (Ornithology vol. vii): portrait; h/c tp; 32 h/c plates. Vol. 23 (Ornithology vol. viii): portrait; h/c tp; 30 h/c plates [of 32, wanting plts 2 & 12]. Vol. 24 (Ornithology vol. ix): portrait; plain tp, 32 h/c plates [of 34, wanting plts 1 & 2]. Vol. 25 (Ornithology vol. xiv): portrait; plain tp, 29 h/c plates [of 33]. Vol. 26 (Ornithology vol. xii): portrait; h/c tp, 32 h/c plates [of 34, wanting plts 10 & 25 & pp 167-170]. Vol. 27 (Ornithology vol. xi): portrait; h/c tp; 30 h/c plates. Vol. 28 (Ichthyology vol. ii): portrait; plain tp; 32 h/c plates. Vol. 29 (Ichthyology vol. i): portrait; h/c tp; 34 plates of which 32 h/c. Vol. 30 (Ichthyology vol. iii): portrait; plain tp; 29 h/c + 2 plain plates (of 32? - no plt 24) inc. 1 double. Vol. 31 (Ichthyology vol. v): portrait; plain tp; 32 h/c plates. Vol. 32 (Ichthyology vol. v): portrait; plain tp; 34 h/c plates. Vol. 33 (Ichthyology vol. vi): portrait; plain tp; 32 h/c plates (of 34, no plt 20 or 26). Vol. 34 (Entomology vol. i): portrait; h/c tp; 31 h/c + 2 plain plates (of 36) Vol. 35 (Entomology vol. ii): portrait; h/c tp; 31 h/c plates (of 32, no plt 4). Vol. 36 (Entomology vol. v): portrait; h/c tp; 30 h/c plates, of which 1 double. Vol. 37 (Entomology vol. vii): portrait; h/c tp; 29 h/c plates, of which 1 double + 3 plain plates. Vol. 38 (Entomology vol. vi): portrait; h/c tp; 20 h/c plates + 10 plain plates. Vol. 39 (Entomology vol. iii): portrait; h/c tp; 34 plates of which 32 h/c. Vol. 40 (Entomology vol. iv): portrait; h/c tp; 30 h/c plates. [Nissen ZBI 4708; Wood, p.405; Zimmer, p.326]. Reissue. Half Leather. Very Good. 12mo (10.5 x 16.5 cm). Book.

$3292.75

Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental and Medieval Art and Including the Renaissance and the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
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Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental and Medieval Art and Including the Renaissance and the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

By Racinet, A.

London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1877. One hundred chromolithographic plates with lavish colours. Original cloth binding has been carefully and professionally restored with the original spine and board cloth benefiting from being rebacked, original decorative front and plain rear cloth panels laid on new boards.Rear board has some deep scratches through the cloth. All edges gilt. Contents clean and tight, new endpapers, the first introductory text pages have some foxing to them, but this then reduces so that the plates are clean and plate descriptions are also clean. The plates are very superb, bright and fresh, the majority are unmarked. A very good copy of this lavish work.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Sm Folio (28 x 39cm). Book.

$1047.09

SOUVENIR OF LONDON 14 FAC-SIMILES OF WATER COLOURS
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SOUVENIR OF LONDON 14 FAC-SIMILES OF WATER COLOURS

By Becker, Carl J.

London: Henri Nestle, 1890. c1890. This is a scarce collection of fourteen facsimile chromolithographic plates of water colour paintings of London by the American artist Carl Joseph Becker (1841-1910). Covers good, protected in paper folder inscribed and dated 1908, the spine has separated so the plates are loose within. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A good copy of this scarce item... First Edition, Thus. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by CARL BECKER. Small Folio. Fine Art Print , Books.

$256.83

Nimrod's Hunting Tours, Interspersed with Characteristic Anacdotes, Sayings, and Doings of Sporting Men, Including Notices of the Principal Crack Riders of England....
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Nimrod's Hunting Tours, Interspersed with Characteristic Anacdotes, Sayings, and Doings of Sporting Men, Including Notices of the Principal Crack Riders of England....

By Nimrod [Apperley, Charles James]

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1903. 399 pages; illustrated with 18 plates in colour, with titled tissue guards, one of 50 copies with plates in two states, colour and plain, number 45 of 50. Original binding, vellum spine with gilt and paper covered boards, very good with a little general wear. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy of this scarce limited edition.. First Edition Limited. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Marshall, Barenger, Davis, Barraud and Others. 4to. Book.

$395.13

THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE BIBLE , CONSISTING OF ENGRAVINGS FROM PAINTINGS BY BRITISH ARTISTS.
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THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE BIBLE , CONSISTING OF ENGRAVINGS FROM PAINTINGS BY BRITISH ARTISTS.

By Unknown

London: John Mc Cowan, 1834. Unpaginated; 42 full page engravings with accompanying text opposite. Artist include, Hamilton, Pelegrini, Loutherbourg and Sothard. Original hardback binding, poor, front board detached and rear board and spine missing. text block sound. Contents clean and tight, original endpapers slightly marked, silver fis damage to the rear endpaper, no foxing to plates, no inscriptions or notes. A good clean copy in need for a new binding.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$46.10

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

By FITZGERALD, Edward

London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd., 1944. 90 pages; numerous tipped in b/w illustrations. Original hardback binding, very good with minimal wear. Contents clean and tight, faint spotting to endpapers only, 1945 small inscription to the bottom of the front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. A very good copy.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Willy Pogany. 8vo. Book.

$26.34

A SONG OF THE ENGLISH

By Kipling, Rudyard

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. No date but circa 1912?; 123 pages. 16 fine tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece with captioned tissue guard; b/w illustrations throughout. Original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering, good and strong but with water marking to front board, less so to rear board, vertical rubbed mark to spine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, all the coloured plates very good and without creases to corners. But for the marking to the binding a very good copy. A separate Illustrated English edition, the text taken from 'The Seven Seas'.. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Robinson, W. Heath. 4to (23 x 29cm).

$36.88

L'ILLUSTRATION JOURNAL UNIVERSEL 1916- 1919  made up from 171 Weekly Parts.
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L'ILLUSTRATION JOURNAL UNIVERSEL 1916- 1919 made up from 171 Weekly Parts.

By Baschet, R.

Paris: L'Illustration, 1916. An excellent run of 171 weekly parts covering much of the First World War period. Part 3800 (01/01/1916) to part 3975 (10/05/1919) missing just five parts - parts 3805 from Feb 1918; 3853 from January 1917 and 3905, 3906 & 3907 from January 1918. All Le Tableau d'Honeur and supplements appear to be present (though not every one checked). Superb illustrations after paintings and photographs throughout, some in colour, many covering first world war subjects. Text in French, many period adverts. Generally in very good condition, the vast majority of covers remain firmly attached, just a few worn at the spine with the covers detached, a few with chips to edges, some a little dusty. A superb resource of WWI images. A very heavy set and a postal surcharge will apply.. Paperback. Very Good. Folio (31 x 41cm).

$421.47

ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM, ou les plus belles Peintures antiques, et les marbres, bronzes, meubles, etc., trouvés dans les excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa [ANTIQUITIES OF HERCULANUM - complete in 12 volumes]
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ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM, ou les plus belles Peintures antiques, et les marbres, bronzes, meubles, etc., trouvés dans les excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa [ANTIQUITIES OF HERCULANUM - complete in 12 volumes]

By Marechal, P. S.

Rue Pierre-Sarrazin, No. 13. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, F. A. David, 1780. Full set of 12 volumes, published over a 24 year period. Complete with letterpress and half title pages plus a separate engraved title page to each volume; numerous engraved plates with original tissue guards (for collation see below). Contents generally very good with plates clean, minimal foxing to the odd page. Bound in full, contemporary tree calf; all edges rich gilt; original marbled end papers. Bindings good only, but carefully and professionally 'restored' using archival materials, some joints cracked but now stabilised and all boards remain firmly attached, leather chipped to head and tail of spines, corners somewhat worn but now strengthened, one title label missing. Overall a very good set. Collations as follows. pp. vol. I (1780/1781) 168 pages, 134 illustrations; vol. II (1780) 215 pages, 141 illustrations; vol. III. (1780), 204 pages, 130 illustrations; vol. IV (1780) 119 pages; 130 illustrations; vol. V (1780) 100 pages, 181 illustrations; vol. VI (1780) 96 pages, 144 illustrations; vol. VII (1780) 104 pages, 163 illustrations; vol. VIII (1780) 50 pages, 70 plates; vol. IX (1780) 108 pages, 129 illustrations; vol. X (1797) 86 pages; 59 plates; vol. XI [no date - An VI.] 58 pages, 57 plates; vol. XII [1803] 5 & 48 pages, 9 & 34 plates; [Volume four in the above set was published without the engraved titlepage. The engraved title pages in vols. I & VIII bear the date 1781, all other engraved title pages are undated other that vol. XII which shares the same 1803 date as the letterpress title page. An important work on the antiquities of Herculanum with hundred of engraved plates.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Illus. by David, F. A.. 4to (20 x 26.5cm).

$3161.04

HUNLIKELY!
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HUNLIKELY!

By Heath Robinson, W.

London: Duckworth & Co., 1916. First edition, first impression; 56 pages, original illustrated endpapers; black and white illustrations throughout. Original red cloth backed printed boards; a little worn and rubbed, lightly marked, corners more worn. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, endpapers with some light general wear, a little marked with some toning, short crack to head of internal hinge, book remains strongly bound. A very good first edition copy. Biographical note: "The full page drawings originally appeared in The Sketch, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, The Strand Magazine, Person's Magazine, London Opinion".. First Edition. Hardcover. Very/No Dust Jacket. 4to (19 x 25cm). Book.

$184.39

TRANSFORMATION: OR THE ROMANCE OF MONTE BENI
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TRANSFORMATION: OR THE ROMANCE OF MONTE BENI

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1886. An extra-illustrated edition with numerous real photographs mounted on inserted plates, probably produced in Italy for the tourist market; pp.xi, 400; c. 24 real mounted photographs. Contemporary half vellum with red pebbled cloth boards. Red title label and extensive gilt decoration to the spine. All edges dyed red. Binding very good and strong with light general wear and a litte rubbing. Contents clean and tight; a little dust marking to the top edge of some pages, no inscriptions. A very good extra-illustrated copy. Hawthorne's famous novel, set in Italy with the opening line: - "Four individuals, in whose fortunes we should be glad to interest the reader, happened to be standing in one of the saloons of the sculpture-gallery in the Capitol at Rome." . New Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$63.22

P. T. O. A Book of Drawings
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P. T. O. A Book of Drawings

By Fougasse

London: Methuen, 1926. Pp. 87; 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. Original paper-covered boards with striking pink and black design to the front board. Binding very good with a light general wear; a little rubbing to head/tail of the spine and corners. Contents clean and tight, minimal marking, no inscriptions. original end papers. A very good copy. Scarce.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio (26 x 32cm).

$237.08

REBOUND A Book of Drawings
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REBOUND A Book of Drawings

By Bateman, H. M.

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. Pp. 96; b/w illustrations throughout. Original paper-covered boards. Binding with a light general wear; a little rubbing to head/tail of the spine and corners, spine and spine edges lightly toned/spotted. Contents clean and tight, minimal marking, no inscriptions. original end papers. A very good copy. Scarce.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio (26 x 32cm).

$197.57

RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

By Khayyam, Omar

London: George G. Harrap, 1918. No date but circa 1918 (neat gift inscription to the half-title dated 14-2-19) Unpaginated; 16 pasted-on colour plates by Pogony (all in very good condition), text pages printed in black and blue, all with elaborate borders and decoration. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original beige cloth decorated in darker brown to the front board, gilt to the spine; very good with slight general wear. Contents clean and tight, original buff end papers. A very good copy.. Reprint. Very Good. Illus. by Pogany, Willy. Small 4to (16 x 22.5cm).

$42.15

Wm. WOBBLESWICK, ESQ.  An Account of His Courting and Sporting Adventures Herein Set Forth by W. J. Hodgson
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Wm. WOBBLESWICK, ESQ. An Account of His Courting and Sporting Adventures Herein Set Forth by W. J. Hodgson

By Hodgson, W. J.

London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1902. Unpaginated, with a leaf of publisher's adverts at the rear; fine black and white illustrations with a red border throughout.. Original grey boards printed in red and black; very good with slight wear only, lightly marked. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, pages clean and crisp. A near fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Hodgson. Small Folio (24 x 30cm).

$92.20

FRANZ BAUER The Painted Record of Nature
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FRANZ BAUER The Painted Record of Nature

By Lack, H. W.

Vienna: Naturhistorisches Museum, 2008. 130 pages, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Hardback binding fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, fine ,as new. A fine copy of this rare to find title.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

$102.73

MAMMALIA - BRITISH QUADRUPEDS. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY ["Superior edition" with extensive hand-colouring]
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MAMMALIA - BRITISH QUADRUPEDS. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY ["Superior edition" with extensive hand-colouring]

By JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM; MACGILLIVRAY, WILLIAM

Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1843. This would appear to be a "special" edition as unusually the background to the plates has also been coloured, rendering the plates superior to the standard (and usual) edition where it is just the subject that has been coloured. Vol. VII of the Mammalia (vol. XIII. overall), BRITISH QUADRUPEDS, frontispiece (Aldrovandus), vignette title page, and 34 hand-coloured plates; complete and in accordance with the contents page. Bound in contemporary half red calf with marbled covered boards, burgundy title label; binding good and strong with some rubbing, corners a little worn, spine faded, title label chipped. Contents clean and tight, plates clean and with their original tissue guards (some of which detached and a few spotted), a few pages at front and rear a little spotted; no inscriptions, original end papers. A very good copy with superior hand-colouring. [note: the volume numbers to the engraved title page and the letterpress title page do not coincide - we have taken that to the engraved TP to mean the vol. no. of the Mammalia and that to the letterpress TP to mean the overal vol. no.]. Half Leather. Very Good. 12mo (11 x 17.0cm).

$118.54

MAMMALIA - LIONS, TIGERS, & C.;  [THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY]
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MAMMALIA - LIONS, TIGERS, & C.; [THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY]

By JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM

Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1843. vol. II: Lions,Tigers &c., &c. (vol. III overall) - frontispiece, vignette title,separate letterpress title, frontispiece, vignette title, and 36 hand coloured plates; complete and in accordance with the contents page. Bound in half red calf with marbled covered boards, burgundy title label; binding good and strong with some rubbing, corners a little worn, spine faded. Contents clean and tight, plates clean and with their original tissue guards, no inscriptions, original end papers. A very good copy. [note: the volume numbers to the engraved title page and the letterpress title page do not coincide - we have taken that to the engraved TP to mean the vol. no. of the Mammalia and that to the letterpress TP to mean the overal vol. no.) . Half Leather. Very Good. 12mo (11 x 17.0cm).

$158.05

MAMMALIA - GOATS, SHEEP, OXEN, & c. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY [edition with extensive hand-colouring]
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MAMMALIA - GOATS, SHEEP, OXEN, & c. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY [edition with extensive hand-colouring]

By JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM

Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1843. This would appear to be a "special" edition as unusually the background to the plates has also been coloured, rendering the plates superior to the standard (and usual) edition where it is just the subject that has been coloured. Vol. IV of the Mammalia (vol. X overall), GOATS, SHEEP, OXEN, & c., frontispiece (John Hunter), vignette title page, and 31 hand-coloured plates; complete and in accordance with the contents page. Bound in contemporary half red calf with marbled covered boards, burgundy title label; binding good and strong with some rubbing, corners a little worn, spine faded. Contents clean and tight, plates clean and with their original tissue guards, a few pages at front and rear a little marked/spotted; no inscriptions, original end papers. A very good copy with superior hand-colouring. [note: the volume numbers to the engraved title page and the letterpress title page do not coincide - we have taken that to the engraved TP to mean the vol. no. of the Mammalia and that to the letterpress TP to mean the overal vol. no.]. Half Leather. Very Good. 12mo (11 x 17.0cm).

$125.12

MAMMALIA - THICK-SKINNED QUADRUPEDS. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY ["Superior edition" with extensive hand-colouring]
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MAMMALIA - THICK-SKINNED QUADRUPEDS. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY ["Superior edition" with extensive hand-colouring]

By JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM

Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1843. This would appear to be a "special" edition as unusually the background to the plates has also been coloured, rendering the plates far superior to the standard (and usual) edition where it is just the subject that has been coloured. Vol. V of the Mammalia (vol. IX overall), THICK-SKINNED QUADRUPEDS, frontispiece (Sir Hans Sloane), vignette title page, and 26 hand-coloured plates plus four uncoloured plates; complete and in accordance with the contents page. Bound in contemporary half red calf with marbled covered boards, burgundy title label; binding good and strong with some rubbing, corners a little worn, spine faded, title label slightly chipped. Contents clean and tight, plates clean and with their original tissue guards, of which a couple slightly chipped, no inscriptions, original end papers. A very good copy with superior hand-colouring. [note: the volume numbers to the engraved title page and the letterpress title page do not coincide - we have taken that to the engraved TP to mean the vol. no. of the Mammalia and that to the letterpress TP to mean the overal vol. no.). Half Leather. Very Good. 12mo (11 x 17.0cm).

$184.39

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