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The Birds of Africa in original red cloth


The Birds of Africa… Comprising all the Species Which Occur in the Ethiopian Region. London: R.H. Porter and Henry Sotheran, 1896-1912. 5 vols. in 7 parts, first editions, 8vo (278 x 186mm.) Original red cloth, top edges gilt. 57 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Henrik Grönvold in Fine condition. Light spotting to first few leaves of vol 5 parts 1 & 2 (blanks and few text leaves, not plates). Volume 3 spine ends a little crumpled, volume 4 endpapers replaced to part 1. Note: W.L. Sclater helped to complete the final volume. Provenance: Lionel E. Taylor (ink name to the front endpapers) This set is rarely found in the original cloth, and very few if any surviving complete sets in this condition. Rare thus.