MORRIS, F.O. A History of British Birds, Groombridge and Sons, [1863-67].
Small 8vo. 8 vols. Original crimson cloth, titled in gilt on spine and upper cover, spine and both covers also blocked in black with a variety of floriate decorations, top edges gilt; 358 superb plates of birds, coloured from wood-blocks, some finished by hand; spines uniformly faded, but internally very clean indeed.
"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 it readability and moderate cost."
Nissen IVB 645; Zimmer p. 443.