Hummingbirds Ornithology 1833 Jardine Lizars 2 vol. set w/ 64 bird plates hand coloredBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Old Books, Ornithology, Hummingbirds, The Naturalist's Library, 19th century books].
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The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology of Hummingbirds, ed. by Sir William Jardine.
Published 1833-43, Edinburgh by W.H. Lizars.
2 volumes, each c. 150 pages. Complete with 64 engraved plates with original hand color.
Period full leather bindings, marbled end papers and edges. Interior contents show minor age spotting throughout.
Leather is well age dried, spine leather mostly gone or heavily chipped, boards scuffed, physical condition of the bindings is less than ideal. Some weakening to joints, but bindings remain clean, tight, and sound.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. Plates largely clean and bright, with minor spotting to some, but never severe or offensive.
Great accumulation of plates.
Book measures: 6 1/2" H X 4 1/2" W.