containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species of American birds.
London, Bernard Quaritch, 1866-1869.
First edition. Imperial 4to., 204 pp., 100 hand-coloured lithographs by Joseph Smit, small stamp to verso of title, page 161, and last leaf, red half morocco, gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt, lightly rubbed, a very handsome example.
Provenance: Hugh Levick (armorial bookplate); Madelaine Jay (bookplate); North Devon Atheneum (bequest stamp to title verso).
Jackson, Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography, p.76; Fine Bird Books (1990), page 139; Nissen IVB 844; Anker p.450; Wood p.558; Zimmer p.260; Sabin 78138
Stock ID: 96627