The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds, ed. by William Jardine (3 vols., Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1834-35), vol. 1, pp. 232; vol. 2, pp. 197; vol. 3, pp. 228. 8vo. Half green calf with gilt-lined marbled paper on inner and outer boards and end papers; spine divided into five compartments with gilt lettering and decoration; spine slightly faded; otherwise the binding is in very good condition. The title on the spine is written ‘Naturalist’s Library: Ornithology: Vol.’ followed by the volume number in Roman numerals. Vols. 1 and 2 are dated 1834 and vol. 3 is dated 1835. The volumes are numbered III-V on the spine in accordance with their position in the ornathological section of Jardine’s series. Each volume is complete with 30 hand-coloured plates by James Hope Stewart in vols. 1-2 and by the famous Edward Lear in vol. 3, plus 1 hand-coloured title page vignette and 1 frontispiece. Vol. 1 contains a ‘Memoir of Aristotle’ by Andrew Crichton; vols. 1-2 (on gallinaceous birds in general and on game-birds respectively) are authored by William Jardine himself, vol. 3 (on pigeons) by Prideaux John Selby The pages are clean.
Jardine, William; Selby, Prideaux John; Crichton, Andrew, The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds, W. H. Lizars, 1835
SKU: 034116 Categories: Illustration, Natural History Tag: The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds Lizars James Hope Stewart Illustrated Natural History Jardine Birds Gallinaceous Antiquarian Game Pigeons Ornithology
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