A History of British Water Birds, indigenous and migratory
BRIGHT, CLEAN, CRISP COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING
Published: William S Orr & Co., 1852
Stock code: 42453
2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with series and volume titles, 7 engraved plates and very numerous illustrations in the text, series titles and plates lightly spotted; original green ribbed cloth, upper boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, backs gilt extra, primrose endpapers, uncut, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy.
With the nineteenth century trade ticket of Callander & Dixon of Whitehaven on front paste-downs. Published as Volumes IV and V in the author's 'History of British Birds' (1837-1852) but often found (as here) with their own bindings, series and volume titles. Volume I [IV]: Cursores, or Runners; Tentatores, or Probers; Aucupatores, or Stalkers; Latitores, or Skulkers; Vol. II [V]: Cribatores, or Sifters; Urinatores, or Divers; Mersatores, or Plungers. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Freeman 2398; Mullens & Swann 371; Tate p.36.