8vo, 22 x 14 cm , in full calf speckled, with title gilded on spine.
Complete set of 680 copper plates.1 missing ,however, there is an extra bis.
The bindings hold nicely, only in 2 vols, 1 board is detached and another is becoming loose.In 2 volumes the central part of the book has become weak as from photo.
Some volumes are getting weaker due to high usage.
In vol 1 worm trace in the 2 final end leaves and top of page, very small, outside printed area
vol 1 ad 2 title section is Earth,
vol 1 -pp 496 , vol 2 - 592pages
Vol 3 title is Man . vol 3 - 567 pag.
vol 4 till 10 title section is Quadrupeds .
Vol 4 - 419 pag. ( back board getting loose) ; Vol 5 - 378 pag.; vol 6 - 439 pag,; vol 7 - 477 pag. ( last gather. not so firm) ; vol 8 - 400 pag.; vol 9 - 406 pag.; Vol 10 - 396 pag - index pag. ( this vol the binding is getting weaker in the middle - easily fixed)
vol 11 till 20 title section is Birds.
Vol 11 - 464 pag. vol 12 - 518 pages, last gatherings becoming loose : vol 13 - 496 pag. ; vol 14 - 464 pag. ; vol 15 - 468 pages; vol 16 - 494 pages
vol 17 - 574 pages ; vol 18 - 567 pages ; vol 19 - 514 pag.
vol 20 - 515 pages + index pp . 1 Board loose.
Very rare to find the set complete.
Internally is pretty clean and fresh.The reading is really interesting too.
All volumes have 2 ex libris each at the front end leaves.
extra charge for postage as 20 volumes, using Fedex
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- Bindings, Collected works, Illustrated, Natural History, Ornithology, Reference works, Science (general)
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- London - T.Cadell
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- 22×14 cm