Lot 689

THORBURN, Archibald (1860-1935). British Birds, London, 1917-18, 4 vols., coloured plates by Archibald Thorburn, original red cloth. Third edition. (4)

Estimate: £100 - £150
Hammer price: £170
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

THORBURN, Archibald (1860-35).  British Birds. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1917-18. 4 volumes, 4to (317 x 260mm). Half tiles, 82 coloured lithographed plates after Archibald Thorburn (some staining to text leaves). Original red cloth gilt, top edges gilt (some white staining). Third edition. Anker 508: "The essential part of this work is the beautiful coloured sketches of British birds, made from life. Among these are also species which are rarely met with as casual visitors to the British isles." (4) 

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