Three (3) Ornithology and Natural History books (4 items total). 1st-2nd items: A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Vol. I-II, by Oliver Goldsmith, 1866. Published by Blackie and Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London. Octavos, 1,231 total pages including index to Vol. II, steel engraved frontispieces with tissue paper guards, engraved title page illustrations with hand coloring, and 65 total full page steel plate engraved plates, some with coloring, Vol. I – 21 plates, Vol. II – 44 plates, with additional illustrations, rebound in tooled brown leather with gilt borders to covers and gilt lettering to spine with five raised hubs, marbled end paper, marbled edged paper, purple ribbon bookmarks. 10 1/8" H x 7 3/8" W x 1 7/8" D. 3rd item: Curiosities of Ornithology. With beautifully-coloured Illustrations, From Drawings by Thomas Waterman Wood and Other Eminent Artists, circa 1871. Published by Groombridge and Sons, London. Octavo, 64 pages with wood cut engraved frontispiece and 9 plates with hand coloring and tissue paper guards with additional illustrations, hardbound in tooled red pebbled cloth the gilt pictorial covers and lettering to covers and spine, gilt edged paper, ex libris "priza" bookplate dated 1874, inside front cover, retail pencil inscriptions, front and back of front end paper. 8 5/8" H x 5 5/8" W x 5/8" D. 4th item: Sketch-Book of British Birds by R. Bowdler Sharpe, LL.D., F.L.S., etc., with Coloured Illustrations by A. F. and C. Lydon, 1st Edition, 1898. Published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, Brighton, New York. Octavo, 255 pages including index with colored illustrations, rebound in green leather with gilt "Hymers College" pictorial covers and gilt lettering to spine with five raised hubs, marbled end paper, marbled edged paper, "Hymer's College" ex libris prize bookplate dated 1900, inside front cover. 10" H x 7 7/8" W x 1 1/8" D. CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Rebound covers with shelf wear, scuffs, stains, areas of loss, corners bumped. Pages with foxing spots, toning, tears. Plates are collated. 3rd item: Covers with shelf wear, scuffs, areas of loss, corners bumped. Pages with foxing spots, toning/toning impression, tears, ex libris "priza" bookplate dated 1874 with old paste stains, inside front cover, retail pencil inscriptions, front and back of front end paper. Plates are collated. 4th item: Rebound covers with shelf wear, scuffs, scratches, fading, loss to leather, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with light toning, few pencil marks, "Hymer's College" ex libris prize bookplate dated 1900, inside front cover.
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