London: Cassell and Company, no date [circa 1900s]. [Ornithology] LEATHER-BOUND, a later edition. Large octavo (24 x 17cm), pp.xii; 520. With six colour photographic plates including a frontispiece, six black and white plates showing birds, and 15 black and white egg plates. Contemporary black half morocco with gilt titles to spine and green pebble-grained cloth over boards. All edges speckled red; grey endpapers. Stationer's label to front pastedown. A clean, fresh copy internally, with a bit of a lean. Heavy wear to binding, with some recent re-colouring to spine and corners. Cloth rubbed and damp-stained. Very good. A ground-breaking ornithological publication, featuring photographic illustrations of birds and their nests in the wild for the first time in 1895. Item #58422
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