London: Witherby:, 1927, 1928, 1936, 1939, 1976. All are First Editions. Mixed bindings. Vol 1 is missing plates 1 & 8: otherwise all volumes are complete. Vols 1 and 2 are in library dark maroon leatherette with gilt titles and with minor library stamps inside. Vol 1 has some staining and wormholes at the front up to p.x, and Vol 2 has staining, some of it severe, at the back of the book (pp265-310); Vols 3, 4 and 5 are all clean inside, and bound in the original red cloth gilt with top edges gilt. Vol 3 is clean and firm with extremities knocked and some fraying at the spine ends, spine faded, with a small puncture. Vol 4 has recently been rebacked with the stained and faded spine laid down, while Vol 5 is in very fresh bright condition, spine ends crimped, and with a slightly damaged pictorial dustjacket. A useful if undecorative set. ------- [Titles: Vol I: The Commoner Birds; Vol II: The Birds of the Hill Stations; Vol III: Sporting Birds : Birds of the Shore and Estuaries; Vol IV: The Birds of the Low-Country Jungle and Scrub; Vol V: Conclusion, and Survey of Every Species.] -------. Item #19270812
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