Title: The Natural History of Humming-Birds
Author: Jardine, William
Publisher: W. H. Lizars, and Stirling and Kenney
Year published: 1833
Place of Publication: Edinburgh
Book Condition: Excellent
Notes: The Natural History of Humming-Birds, by William Jardine (2 vols., Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, Stirling and Kenney, 1833), vol. 1: pp. 147; vol. 2: pp. 166. 8vo. Fine binding in half green leather, spine divided into five compartments with gilt lettering and decoration, volumes numbered I and II in Roman numerals on the spine (numbered according to their position in Jardine’s ornithological series as opposed to the Naturalist’s Library as a whole), spine slightly faded although the volumes otherwise are in excellent condition, marbled paper on boards and end papers. Each volume complete with hand-coloured illustrations (vol 1: 34 plates, 1 title page, 1 portrait; vol. 2: 30 plates, 1 title page, 1 portrait). The lettering on the spine reads: ‘Naturalist’s Library: Ornithology: Vol. [number in Roman numerals]’.