British Birds

British Birds

1915-1916 · London
Archibald Thorburn
$500

First trade edition
4 volumes, 33 cm. 80 color plates with tissue guards. 1 leaf publisher’s ads laid in. In original red cloth, spines somewhat darkened and scuffed. Top edge gilt. Ex-library, with shelf marks in manuscript on spines and library bookplate on pastedowns. No other library markings. Some text leaves show light foxing, few and far between. Reference: Wood, p. 597 (“a series of beautiful and accurate plates…”).

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