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Francis Orpen Morris - A History of British Birds - complete set of 6 volumes - 1903

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Rare Complete set of 6 volumes with all 400 Plates, all coloured by hand

Object: Book
Number of Books: 6
Subject: Illustrated, Ornithology
Author/ Illustrator: Morris, Francis Orpen 
Book Title: A History of British Birds
Condition: Good
Publication year oldest item: 1903
Edition: Illustrated Edition
Language: English
Publisher: London: John C. Nimmo
Binding/ Material: Hardback

- Morris, Francis Orpen.
- A History of British Birds
- London: John C. Nimmo, 1903
- Complete 6 volume set - fifth edition
- 8vo - each 19 x 26 x 4 cm - total 9 kg
- VI 818pp - VII 288pp - VIII 281pp - VIV 258pp - VV 232pp - VVI 252pp
- Original green cloth with each volume a different gilt pictorial of birds on the front cover - spines with gilt book title and pictorial bird - gilt upper edges
- over 100 years of age brought some slight wear to covers
- remarkable complete with all 400 Plates which are all coloured by hand

The beautiful plates from these books are also sold separately on the internet, but please don't tear this complete rare set apart. It does however gives a good minimum price estimate.

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