MORRIS, F.O. A History of British Birds. Groombridge and Sons, [1863-67].
Small 8vo. 8 vols. Contemporary green half morocco, marbled boards, spines with gilt raised bands, gilt tools and lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; 358 superb plates of birds, coloured from wood-blocks, some finished by hand; handsome binding, internally very clean indeed, very good.
"Cabinet Edition" (with the extra plate of The Mottled Owl, not previously included). Zimmer describes this classic as: "A voluminous work ... containing a mass of information. The book early obtained considerable popularity on account of its readability and moderate cost."
Nissen IVB 645; Zimmer p. 443.