English Bird Life.London: Everett & Co., 1908 Stock Code: 148182
First edition, first impression, of this profusely illustrated guide to "the birds in England, now". The illustrations "show phases of bird life rarely to be witnessed, and have been obtained under conditions which may never recur" (p. x).
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover with gilt lettering and bird devices, covers stamped with blind borders, rear cover stamped in blind with publisher's device, pale green floral endpapers, top edge gilt.
With over 100 halftones from photographs by T. A. Metcalfe and others.
Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, contemporary ink gift inscription to front free endpaper verso. Minor wear to spine ends and one tip, inner hinges partially cracked but firm, occasional spot to contents, else bright and clean. A very good copy.
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