Cassell, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition Unstated
WATKINS, THE REV. M.G. Pictures of Bird Life in Pen & Pencil, London, Paris, New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, undated (mid- to late 19th century). Folio, priority unknown, pp. 144, original blue cloth Victorian binding with beveled edges and elaborate gilt and black decoration, rear cover tooled in blind, all edges gilt, 14 illustrated plates plus frontispiece, illustrated title page, headpieces, tailpieces and illustrations in text by Hector Giacomelli, the noted 18th-century wildlife artist. Ownership signatures on 2 preliminaries. Focus is the dicky birds of the British countryside, written for the casual birdwatcher. Condition of this book: Very good with front cover darkening at edges, small losses at spine ends, corners rubbed, small white stains on back, no foxing. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; 19th century; Animals & Birds. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53377.