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1855 Morris (Beverley R.) British Game Birds and Wildfowl 4to. 60 plates - Book
Morris (Beverley R.)
British Game Birds and Wildfowl
Illustrated with 60 large hand-coloured plates (this First edition has the best colouring).
4to. 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). 254 pp.
Contemporary half calf, rather rubbed
"A collection of accounts of British game birds, with a statement of the distribution and habits of the species and descriptions of the birds, their eggs and nests, and notes on their value as articles of food. Most of the forms treated are figured on the hand-coloured plates (wood-engravings), made by B. Fawcett, who also printed the work.” (Anker 345).
This volume was written by the younger brother of the Rev. F.O. Morris (author of A History of British Birds and others). He was trained in the Medical Profession and was a keen naturalist like his brother. From 1851- 1855 he edited The Naturalist, being succeeded in the editorship by his brother in 1856. There were 4 editions of this work of which this is the first.
Spotting and foxing, light finger-soiling to title