The Birds of Shetland; With Remarks on Their Habits, Migration, and …

SAXBY, Henry L. The Birds of Shetland; With Remarks on Their Habits, Migration, and Occasional Appearance.

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SAXBY, Henry L. The Birds of Shetland; With Remarks on Their Habits, Migration, and Occasional Appearance. Edinburgh and London, Maclachlan & Stewart, and Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1874.

8vo. Original green cloth, spine titled in gilt, upper cover with a centrally-placed gilt vignette of an up-ended eagle's claw inkwell, with quills; [xviii] + pp. 398, with a tinted lithographed frontispiece, 7 tinted lithographed landscape plates by the author; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, very good.
First edition. "Detailed notes on the numerous species of birds found in Shetland; based on personal observations. The work was left incomplete at the author"s death and was finished by his brother, principally from the author's notebooks, but with occasional inserted remarks" (Zimmer).
Zimmer p. 50; Wood p. 552.

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