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Boards with general wear, all display fraying and knocks to corners, fraying to spines, some fading and discolouration; bindings generally intact and in place if somewhat loose with individual pages close to coming away in some instances loose with the central sections of the pages of all volumes showing distress down the centres, particularly the first three volumes, volume iv p. 161 being the most extreme example (see individual image); page edges with spotting and staining, foxing present but generally to a lesser degree, albeit most plates do have some spotting, those in volumes five and six more regularly and prominently so, early pages of volume two particularly affected; additional images available with randomly selected pages and plates to give a sense of general condition
HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS, MORRIS (REV. F.O.),
second edition, hand coloured plates, pub. Bell & Dowdie, London, 1870, in gilt tooled blue cloth boards (6 vols.)
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