Title: The Natural Arrangement and Relations of the Family of Flycatchers, or Muscicapidae
Author: Swainson, William
Illustrator: William Swainson
Publisher: W. H. Lizars
Year published: 1838
Place of Publication: Edinburgh
Book Condition: Excellent
Notes: William Swainson, The Natural Arrangement and Relations of the Family of Flycatchers, or Muscicapidae, ed. by William Jardine (Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1838). pp. 256; complete with 31 hand-coloured plates by the author himself + vignette title page also hand-coloured by the author + b/w engraved portrait of Baron Haller. Binding in half green calf, spine divided into five compartments with gilt lettering and decoration, spine faded and slightly worn; marbled paper on inner and outer boards and end papers. On the spine the volume is titled ‘Naturalist’s Library: Ornithology: Vol. X’, numbered in accordance with its position in Jardine’s ornithological series (as opposed to the library as a whole).