WHYMPER, Charles. Egyptian Birds for the most part seen in the Nile Valley. Adam & Charles Black, 1909.
8vo., original cloth with design printed in green and orange and lettered in gilt, gilt top edge; 51 full-colour plates, 11 line drawings in the text, captioned on the tissue guards; a little bumped and rubbed at the extremities with the gilt a little dulled on the top edge, end-papers browned, annotated in pencil throughout, nonetheless a very good copy.
First and only edition of 3000 copies.
‘A & C Black’s Twenty Shilling series of colour plate books, published from 1901 onwards, brought the world into the home at a time when travel, especially overseas, was much more difficult than it is today. For the first time books containing large numbers of colour plates – up to 100 per volume – were made available to the public at an affordable price.’ (Inman)