Colored Illustrations of British Birds and Their Eggs, Vol. I-VII, by H. L. Meyer, 1857. Published by Willis and Sotheran, London. Octavos, 1,501 total pages including index in Vol. VII, steel engraved title pages, 430 plates, 423 with hand coloring, Vol. I – plate # 1-45, 65 total, Vol. II – plate # 46-90, 54 total, Vol. III – plate # 91-135, 59 total, Vol. IV – plate # 136-180, 60 total, Vol. V – plate # 181-225, 60 total, Vol. VI – plate # 226-270, 61 total, Vol. VII – plate # 271-322, 71 total, old rebinding in three-quarter green leather with gilt trim and marbled-paper sides, gilt lettering to spines and five raised hubs, yellow end papers, gilt edged paper, ex libris bookplates, inside front covers. 8 7/8" H x 6" W x 1 3/8" D to 1 1/2" D. CONDITION: Rebound covers in overall good condition with shelf wear, loss to marbled-paper and leather, corners bumped. Pages in overall very good condition with toning, few foxing spots, tears, few pencil and pen marks from previous owners. Plates are collated. Ex libris bookplates, inside of front covers.
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