1896 A Dictionary of Birds
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
A first edition of Alfred Newton's illustrated dictionary of birds. The English zoologist and ornithologist helped found the British Ornithologists' Union in 1858, and established its and its quarterly journal a year later. As well as lecturing in Comparative Anatomy at Cambridge University between 1866 and 1907, he was also influential in the Sea Birds Preservation Act 1869 having been inspired by his research of extinct bird species such as the dodo.
In the publisher's original green cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Very lightly rubbed to the boards, more to the joints. Lightly bumped to the head of the spine, more so to the tail. Front hinge starting, but firm. Internally, firmly bound. With some light offsetting to the endpapers. Pages are a little age-toned but clean throughout.
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