1894 ALLEN'S NATURALIST'S LIBRARY: BRITISH BIRDS 2 V. 64 Hand Colored Engravings
ALLEN'S NATURALIST'S LIBRARY — A HAND-BOOK TO THE BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN — By Dr. R. Bowdler Sharpe — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 2 Volume Set, 1894 and 1896 — Hand Colored Engravings / Lithographs of British Birds, Ornithology
Publisher: W.H. Allen & Co., London (1894 and 1896)
Scarce and detailed ornithological study of British birds in a two-volume set, with numerous lovely hand-colored engravings / lithographs. The first volume was published in 1894, and 1896 for the second. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for some rubbing and shelfwear. Slight lean to both books. Leather bindings with marbled boards. Books measure 8" x 5.5". The pages and beautiful hand-colored lithographic engravings are crisp and clean with a number of pages still uncut. Volume I: 342 pages; Volume II: 308 pages, with publisher book advertisements at rear.