The Genera of Birds by George Robert Gray

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The Genera of Birds by George Robert Gray
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The Genera of Birds by George Robert Gray

1849 England
Offered by Temple Rare Books
£17,500.00
The Genera of Birds: Comprising Their Generic Characters, a Notice of the Habits of Each Genus, and an Extensive List of Species Referred to Their Several Genera

First Edition.

Published: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans

Three volumes complete - Volume One - xvi, unpaginated, seventy-two colour plates and fifty-seven black monochrome; Volume Two - iv, forty-nine colour plates and forty-two monochrome and Volume Three - iv, sixty-four colour and fifty-one monochrome. Half-morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, title lettered direct to second panel, author and volume to third, remaining panels richly gilt, primrose colour endpoapers. Spines slightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities. Occasional light foxing, mainly to third volume, but generally quite bright and clean. Complete with one hundred and eighty-five colour lithographic plates and one hundred and fifty monochrome. Originally issued in fifty parts. Mitchell is credited with the illustrations, but other artists are represented, including Lear, Richter and Wolf. The list of subscribers includes Audubon, Gould, Jardine and Yarrell. Sitwell, Fine Bird Books, page 103

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