London, South Kensington
3 May 2007
SWEET, Robert (1883-1835). The British Warblers. An Account of the Genus Sylvia. London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1823. 8°. 16 hand-coloured engraved plates by E. D. Smith (some light offsetting of plates onto text, short marginal tear to title). Modern half black morocco gilt. Provenance: SIR GILES LODER, BART. (armorial bookplate); A. Maclean, 1835 (signature on title); pencil annotation on preliminary leaf and verso of title. Nissen IVB 919; Zimmer p.620. The title page erroneously calls for just 6 plates.
With Alfred Brehm's Cassell's Book of Birds (London, [1869-73], 4 vols. in 2, contemporary half calf gilt). (3)
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