Very good. Boards generally a little rubbed and soiled. Corners have some bumping. Board hinges somewhat tender but text block very sound and tight. Small area of loss to leading edge of ffep and subsequent 2 pages with some adjacent minor worming. Guard to plate facing p161 has closed tear to corner. Previous owner’s name in pencil to front fly leaf. Very minor spotting.
A very heavy book but no additional shipping costs to UK post codes.
Author Houghton, The Rev. W.
Binding Contemporary half morocco. Gilt titles in contrasting panel and highly decorated spine. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers.
Publisher William Mackenzie, London
Illustrator A coloured figure of each species drawn from nature by A. F. Lydon (41 hand-finished colour plates). Numerous engravings.
Condition Very Good
Pages Folio. xxvi, 204pp plus plates.