A History of British Birds, in 6 volumes [together with] A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds, in 3 volumes, both in the original slipcases

By Morris, Rev. F. O.

SKU# 19687

$ 1,600.00

Pp. xii, 303; iv, 283; iv, 272; iv, 264; iv, 247; iv, 225, (2, ads), 365 hand-colored plates [together with] pp. iv, 164; iv, 164; iv, 171, 223 hand-colored plates.  Publisher's original blue-green embossed cloth with gilt motif of birds or nests on the front boards, elaborately gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered, lg. 8vo (6 3/4 x 9 5/8, both sets housed in the original green cloth-covered slipcases.  Zimmer (443-444) states “a voluminous work of general nature containing a mass of information.  The 588 plates, which are hand-colored, are fairly good and the book early obtained considerable popularity because of the hand-colored plates”.  This second edition is the first revised edition of the work.


George Bell and Sons
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1870-1871
Date Published Estimated No
Edition Second edition
Number of Volumes 9
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description A bright and clean set in near fine condition in fine slipcases.
Limited Edition