1856 Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Complete in two volumes.
William Hewitson's extensive study on the eggs of British birds, a fascinating work by a devoted author.
Volume I illustrated with seventy-six colour plates.
Volume II illustrated with seventy-two colour plates.
Collated, complete. Collated from Jisc from a copy held at the Linnean Society of London.
Written by William C. Hewitson.
The third edition of this work.
In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A small amount of loss to the head of the spines. Volume II lacks the spine label. Some loss of paper to the rear boards. Rear hinge of Volume I is starting but firm. Front hinge of Volume II is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some odd spots and odd handling marks. The occasional pencil annotation to the plates.
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