The Naturalist's Library; Mammalia, Dogs and Fox (parts 1 and 2)
by Jardine Sir William (editor)
Edinburgh, (1956): E.H. Lizars, 1843. 12mo. In two volumes, parts one and two. Volume I: Regular title page, engraved vignette title page and portrait frontispiece, 29 hand-colored plates and 4 black & white plates. 267pp. (1)pp. explanation of last plates, (1)pp. errata. Volume II. Regular title page, engraved vignette title page and frontispiece portrait, 299pp., 36 full page hand-colored plates and 1 black and white. A few textual illustrations. Interesting to see the evolution of the dog and fox. A very nice set with clean text, no foxing, just a bit of off-setting to a few plates, bound in 3/4 maroon polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands, double morocco spine labels gilt, edges rubbed a bit of fading to spines. A very nice clean set.
(Inventory #: 021849)
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