The Smaller British Birds with Descriptions of Their Nests, Eggs, Habits, Etc., Etc., Etc.,
Adams, H.G. & H.B. Adams

London, England: George Bell and Sons, 1874. F . iv + 252 pages; useful index; illustrated with 32 coloured plates of birds and their eggs; "...a concise, yet sufficiently full description of the smaller British Birds; not a scientific book, but one essentially popular in its character, rendered attractive by life-like portraits of our feathered clients, drawn and coloured as closely to nature as the eye and hand of the artist can make them, and arranged in groups which shall at once show their relationships with each other, and affinities with the whole ornithological system..." (from the Introduction); approx. 7 1/4" x 10" size; endpaper with the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; bound in the original publishers' decorative gilt & black green cloth; gilt & black spine titles & designs, top edge gilt; tissue guard and title page darkened, spotty; the rest of the contents including plates generally very clean and in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24352)


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