The Royal Natural History
LYDEKKER, ed., Richard
REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN UNIFORM BUCKRAM
Published: Frederick Warne, 1893[-1896]
Stock code: 42373
6 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 6 fine chromolithograph frontispieces (all original tissue guards present), 66 fine coloured chromolithograph plates (all original tissue guards present), 1600 superb monochrome wood-engravings (57 full-page) in the text and terracotta endpapers; uniformly bound in full navy buckram, gilt backs, red sprinkled edges, a very good, bright, clean, remarkably well-preserved copy.
Nice set of this classic survey of the animal kingdom at the end of the neneteenth century. The plates and illustrations are by Kuhnert, Specht, Smit, Muetzel, Elwes, Wolf, Gambier Bolton and many other leading wildlife artists of the period. The set comprises: vol. I: Mammals; vol. II: Mammals; vol. III Mammals-Birds; vol. IV: Birds; vol. V: Reptiles, Fishes, etc., vol. VI: Invertebrates. Freeman 2362.