THOMAS LITTLETON POWYS, BARON LILFORD (1833-1896).
Coloured figures of the Birds of the British Isles. London: Taylor and Francis for R.H. Porter, 1885-1897. 7 volumes, 8 (249 x 170mm). Mounted on guards throughout, portrait frontispiece of the author, 421 chromolithographic or hand-coloured plates after Archibald Thorburn, J.G. Keulemans and others. (Some very occasional unobtrusive spotting). Contemporary red half morocco, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, by R.H. Porter.
A fine copy of the first edition, with the general title-pages and the comparative 'collation of editions' leaves. The work was issued in 36 parts, the last three finished by Osbert Salvin. Anker 308; Fine Bird Books p. 91; Nissen IVB 563; Zimmer p. 399 (2nd edition only). (7)