Lot 688

BIRDS - Percy R. Lowe (1870-1948). Our Common Sea-birds, London, [c. 1919], illustrations, original cloth. FIRST EDITION. With 6 other works of related interest in 9 vols. (10)

Estimate: £70 - £100
Hammer price: £60
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

BIRDS - Percy Roycroft LOWE (1870-1948).  Our Common Sea-birds. Cormorants, Terns, Gulls, Skuas, Petrels and Auks. London: Published at the Offices of 'Country Life', [c. 1919]. 4to (285 x 215mm). Half title, half tone frontispiece, title printed in red and black, half tone illustrations. Original green cloth gilt with pictorial label mounted on upper cover (inner hinges a little weak). Provenance: "Arthur Rickardo from his wife, 14th February 1919" (inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. With 6 other works of related interest in 9 vols., namely Archibald Thorburn's British Birds (London, 1925-26, 4 vols., large 8vo, coloured plates by Archibald Thorburn, original red cloth, "New edition"), Patrick R. Chalmers' Birds Ashore and A-Foreshore (London, 1935, coloured plates by Wilfred Austen, original cloth), Peter Scott's Morning Flight. A Book of Wildfowl (London, reprinted 1937, coloured plates by Peter Scott, original cloth, dust-jacket), the same author's Wild Chorus (London, reprinted April 1941, coloured plates by Peter Scott, original cloth, dust-jacket), H. B. C. Pollard and Phyllis Barclay-Smith's British and American Game-Birds (London, 1945, coloured plates by Philip Rickman, original cloth, dust-jacket) and Jean Anker's Bird Books and Bird Art (The Hague, 1979 [reprinted from the 1938 edition], plates, original cloth). (10)

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