Our Birds of Prey, Or the Eagles, Hawks, and Owls of Canada

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Our Birds of Prey, Or the Eagles, Hawks, and Owls of Canada

By Vennor, Henry G.

SKU# 14966

$ 1,250.00

Pp. viii, 154; 30 large mounted albumen photographic plates by Wm. Notman (mounted on verso of 30 leaves of printed cardstock, as issued, brown clay-coated endpapers). Publisher’s original royal blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine, front cover is decorated in black and with a gilt image of an owl eating a mouse, rear cover is ornately blind-stamped along borders, 4to (11.75 x 8.5 inches). This volume chronicles the eagles, hawks, and owls of Canada and is illustrated with striking photographs by the well-known Canadian photographer, William Notman. Most copies of this work were bound in publisher’s red or brown cloth; the volume offered here is bound in the publisher’s royal blue cloth which enhances the gilt lettering and gilt decorations in a dramatic fashion. No ownership marks and no signs of use.

Publisher Dawson Brothers
Publisher Place Montreal
Date Published 1876
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First
Number of Volumes
Reprint No
Condition Near Fine
Condition Description There are a few slight bubbles to the cloth on the lower front board (barely noticeable), the 30 leaves with the photographs are uniformly a bit wavy as is often the case with this work; a very attractive bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition