MORRIS, Beverley R.

MORRIS, Beverley R.. British Game Birds and Wildfowl. Illustrated with Sixty Coloured Plates.

London, Groombridge and Sons, 1864.

£1,600

Large 4to, pp. iv, 252. With sixty impressive and fine lithographic colour plates, all finished by hand. Title-page foxed. Very occasional and light marginal spotting throughout the text. Plates bright and fresh, vivid colours with minimal spotting only to margins of some illustration. Bound in later red Russia half leather and buckram over plywood boards with bevelled edges, spine in compartments with five raised bands, blind-tooled floral centrepieces, gilt-stamped name of author and black morocco label with gilt title. Only some minor rubbing around lower outer corners and cover edges. An excellent copy.