A History of British Birds MORRIS F.O. The Rev [Francis Orpen] 1810-1893 Publisher: George Bell and Sons Publish Year: 1870 Publish Place: London: York Street, Covent Garden Illustrator: MORRIS FO Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007367 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 2nd Edition Inscription: Unknown £950.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information 6 complete volumes, attractive gilt bird images, 2nd edition, 1870, 365 hand coloured plates (as called for). VG in the publishers green embossed cloth, spines with gilt titles & decorative tooling, edges lightly bumped. Armorial bookplates to fpds & feps (Platt), some light edge browning. Adverts dated February 1883. (250*174 mm). Morris' books were mostly published by Groombridge & Sons, of London. His first best-seller was A History of British Birds which was published from June 1850 in monthly parts over a period of some seven years. Each folio consisted of text and 4 hand-coloured plates. Initially only a thousand copies were printed.