JARDINE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY 1833 ORNITHOLOGY Hummingbirds 2 Volumes 66 PLATES

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JARDINE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY 1833 ORNITHOLOGY Hummingbirds 2 Volumes 66 PLATES

Antique

Sir WILLIAM JARDINE, Bart. NATURALIST'S LIBRARY ORNITHOLOGY VOLUME I & II - Hummingbirds

1933

Edinburgh: W. H. Li zars , and Stirling and Kenney Measures approx: 6 3/8" x 4" 147 pages Volume I

All is Original: Hardcover fronts, backs and edges are faded and worn in some ares... but binding is completely sound. Interior contents are quite clean, bright with minor yellowing or toning of any kind.

Volume I features 35 hand-colored engravings...

Black and white engraving of Linnaeus portrait (see 1st pic.of inner pages) with memoir.

Volume II has 31 hand colored engravings,

Black and white engraving of Pennant, also with memoir.

I am not the most knowledgeable about books... and I believe these to be a 1st edition.. i see no indication of a second printing, or anything revised., If I am wrong please correct me and steer me in the right direction... thank you

I have numerous photos for your previewing pleasure.. and to give you a visual of the book's condition and some sampling of the pages within... The bindings on both are still quite tight.. I did not open the book wide to take the pictures, as I didn't want to damage or crack the binding in anyway..

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