Shelley, George Ernest, and William Lutley Sclater. ~ The Birds of Africa, comprising all the species which occur in the Ethiopian region. Complete 1st edition
R. H. Porter / Henry Sotheran 1896 to 1912.
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.
EDITION: First Edition
BINDING : Hardback
BOOK CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: No Jacket
INVENTORY NUMBER: 107652