IVB 920." /> [SYME, Patrick (1774-1845)]. <I>A Treatise on British Song-Birds</I>, Edinburgh: John Anderson, jun., 1823. 8° (206 x 126mm). 15 hand-coloured engraved plates. (Occasional mainly light spotting, browning and offsetting, generally not affecting plates.) 19th-century half green morocco gilt (joints and edges rubbed), top edges gilt. <I>Provenance</I>: D. J. Balfour Kirke (bookplate). FIRST EDITION of "a rather rare, well-written account of 33 species, with excellent plates" (Wood, p.590). Nissen <I>IVB</I> 920. | Christie's