Tales of the Birds.London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899 Stock Code: 140819
NotesHandsomely bound copy of this work by historian and ornithologist William Warde Fowler (18471921). Originally published in 1888.
Octavo (180 x 119 mm). Bound by Bickers & Son Ltd in green calf, raised bands, tan morocco label, compartments richly gilt, double fillet frames to boards gilt, crest of the Abbey School, Beckenham, to front board gilt, marbled edges and endpapers.
Monochrome frontispiece, 8 similar plates and 1 tail piece, all by Bryan Hook.
Prize inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Spine sunned, boards a touch scuffed, prelims and endmatter foxed, mild marginal spotting throughout. A very good copy.
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