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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Layard (Edgar Leopold) & Sharpe (R. Bowdler)


Published: Bernard Quaritch, London, 1875 -1884

Edition: New edition

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New edition thoroughly revised and augmented. 890 pages, pages 856-867 missing as usual (probably never published), 12 hand coloured plates by Keulemans, plate XII as the frontispiece, plates IX and X bound out of sequence, half brown morocco titled gilt on the spine, marbled boards, and end papers, fore-edge and bottom edges uncut, light foxing mainly on the page edges, the contents and the plates are bright, a good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume, 1 page 872: quotes from the note on the wrappers, 'This edition contains an account of the birds inhabiting about double the area of country included by the author of the original work. In many of the families a complete treatment of the subject, de novo, was considered necessary by Mr. Sharpe. There are twelve coloured engravings.'

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (270 x 189 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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