Ornithology: Pigeons (The Naturalist’s Library, volume IX)

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Ornithology: Pigeons (The Naturalist’s Library, volume IX)

By Selby, P. John

SKU# 15098

$ 75.00

Pp. 228; 26 of 30 hand-colored plates, frontispiece portrait of Pliny, title page with hand-colored vignette of the native Ring Pigeon from Britain. Original publisher’s ornately blind-stamped red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and with gilt symbol on the front cover, top page edge in gilt, sm 8vo. Plates 3, 11, 18 and 26 are not present. The volume begins with a long memoir of the life of the great naturalist Pliny. This is volume IX in ‘The Naturalist’s Library’ edited by William Jardine. This second edition is revised and enlarged. The first edition of this work was entitled ‘Gallinaceous Birds, Part III: The Natural History of Pigeons.’ It was volume V in The Naturalist’s Library. No ownership marks.

Publisher W. H. Lizars
Publisher Place Edinburgh
Date Published (1854)
Date Published Estimated No
Edition Second
Number of Volumes
Reprint No
Condition Near Fine
Condition Description Small black line near the bottom of the spine; a tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition