1849 · London
First edition of the first volume (only) of this natural history, covering Birds ("Raptores & Insessores").
Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of Francis Massey O'Brien (bibliophile and bookseller in Portland, Maine), dated 1944; title-page with O'Brien's pencilled inscription. P. 14 with inked annotation regarding O'Brien's family connection to a Mr. Parker referenced in the text.
NSTC 2T9659. Publisher's green cloth, covers blind-stamped, spine with gilt-stamped title; spine faded to brown with spots of light discoloration, edges and extremities rubbed. Hinges (inside) starting. Half-title with pencilled annotation regarding publication history; back pastedown with affixed biography of Thompson. Pages clean. (Inventory #: 30028)