ENSAYO ORNITOLOGICO de los TROQUILIDEOS o COLIBRIES de MEXICO.
by de Oca, Rafael Montes
Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1875. Book. Good+ condition. Hardcover. First Edition. [ii], 60 pages of text followed by 12 beautifully hand-colored plates of hummingbirds. The text has sustained water damage but those pages have been professionally washed and stabilized. Signatures (page gatherings) were reformed and resewn. Rebound with a new leather spine with gilt-lettered leather spine label and linen-covered boards. The tinted lithographed frontisportrait and six pages of text are affected by dark areas of discoloration from the water exposure, and many pages have minor rippling as some treated pages were discreetly detached for treatment and re-inserted on an added tab. Minor rippling to the hand-colored plates, but the images remain bright and are not noticeably affected. There is minor soiling to the plates. All page edges were trimmed by about a half inch to remove damaged paper and does not affect any text or plates; the size is about 10.5 inches (height) by about 7.5 inches..
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