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LILFORD, Thomas Lyttleton Powys, 4th Baron (1833-1896). Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands. London: Taylor & Francis for R.H.Porter, 1891-1898.

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LILFORD, Thomas Lyttleton Powys, 4th Baron (1833-1896). Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands. London: Taylor & Francis for R.H.Porter, 1891-1898.

7 volumes, 8° (251 x 175mm). Mounted on guards throughout. 421 chromolithographed or hand-coloured lithographed plates after A.Thorburn, J.G.Keulemans and others. (About 13 plates appreciably browned, one plate in volume V with sections of opposing page adhering to surface, the damaged characters on the facing page supplied in neat manuscript facsimile.) Contemporary flat-backed vellum, spines gilt, t.e.g. (some slight soiling).

A fine copy of the second edition (limited to 450 copies), in an unusual but very attractive binding. Anker 308; Fine Bird Books p.91; Nissen IVB 563. (7)
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