Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars, No date, c. 1838. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Poor condition. Item #305097
Original cloth binding, worn and split at spine edges. 255 pages, with 12 (of 24) hand coloured plates, a hand coloured title page, and a portrait plate. No spine, contents shaken and loose and detached from the binding, no endpapers. See pictures for list of plates present. A volume from Jardine's 'Naturalist's Library' series. Jardine made natural history popular with this series, running to forty volumes between 1833?1843. It was published by his brother in law, the Edinburgh printer and engraver, William Home Lizars. The series featured many well known artists, including Edward Lear. Each volume also featured an interesting essay article upon a well known naturalist with a portrait of the individual. Jardine edited the whole series, wrote a number of the volumes, and invited other well known naturalists to contribute some more specialist topics, such as Dogs and Butterflies. Size: Small Octavo (4.5 x 7 inches). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Hand Coloured Prints; Jardine's Naturalist's Library; New Arrivals; Natural History & Resources. Inventory No: 305097.
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquarian & Rare; Hand Coloured Prints; Jardine's Naturalist's Library; New Arrivals; Natural History & Resources. Ornithology Birds of Great Britain Ireland part 1 Illustrated with 12 of 24 Hand Coloured Bird Plates and a portrait