378: MEYER, H. L.,

Illustrations of British Birds. 4 Tle. in 2 Bdn. Mischaufl. London, Longman, o. J. (1835-44). Fol. Mit 4 lithogr. Titeln, 4 lithogr. Inhaltsverzeichnissen und 304 (statt 313) altkolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Etw. spät. Hldr. (Bezug mit kleinen Fehlstellen, beschabt und bestoßen). (193)
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Anker 58. Nissen, IVB, 627. Wood 462 (317 Tafeln): "Truely magnificent work". – Die Tafeln wohl aus der ersten und zweiten Ausgabe; Wood nennt als Kriterium der zweiten Ausgabe unter anderem die Eier am Fuß der Tafeln. – "The plates, whose number is somewhat variable, were reissued several times" (Anker). – Es fehlen gegenüber den Inhaltsverzeichnissen "Spotted Fly-Catcher" (Bd. I), "Great Bustard" (Bd. II), "Orange Legged Bean Goose", "Spur winged Goose", "Cream coloured Goose", "Egyptian Goose" (alle Bd. III), "Western Pochard", "Herring Gull" und "American Petrel" (alle Bd. IV). – Zusätzlich eingebunden sind "Cinerous Petrel" und sechs Tafeln mit Eiern. – Etw. fleckig, gering gebräunt. – Gestoch. Exlibris des Politikers Peter John Locke King (1811-1885).This copy may contain plates from the first and second issues (1835-41 and 1837-44): as issues overlapped the plates were often interchanged or duplicated, and many of the plates in this copy have egg specimens in the lower corners, which Wood suggests to be characteristic of the second issue. – According to the index missing "Spotted Fly-Catcher" (v. I), "Great Bustard (v. II), "Orange Legged Bean Goose", "Spur winged Goose, "Cream coloured Goose", "Egyptian Goose" (all v. III), "Western Pochard", "Herring Gull" and "American Petrel" (all v. IV). – Additionally bound in: "Cinerous Petrel" and six plates with eggs. – Somewhat soiled, a little tanned. – Later half calf (with small damages, scratched and scuffed). – Engraved bookplate of politician John Locke King.