A History of British Birds, with Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs. (4 Vols) SEEBOHM Henry 1832-1895 Publisher: Published for the Author by R.H. Porter and Dulau & Co. Publish Year: 1883 Publish Place: London: 6 Tenterden Street, and Soho Sq, London Illustrator: Henry Seebohm Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007461 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Near Fine Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Unknown £725.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information Complete with all 68 chromolithographed plates & 99 illustrations. 4 Volumes in uniform half dark green morocco over dark green cloth, some gilt tooling, edges rubbed. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles, edges rubbed. Vol 1, 1883, , (iv-xxiii), , , 2-614 pp, 29 illustrations within text. Vol 2, 1884, , (iv-xxxiii), , , 2-600 pp, 35 illusts. Vol 3, 1885, , (iv-xxiv), , 2-684 pp, 35 illusts. Vol 4, Plates, 1885, , , 2-18 pp, 68 coloured plates. Complete. Marbled endpapers, bookplate (Percy Robert Basil Feilding & Berkwlouw book dealers label to fpd), remains of removed bookplate to feps, t.e.g., some occasional light spotting mainly to prelims, 68 pls. Other editions appeared in 1896 and 1904. (252*156 mm). (Sitwell p 141) [Vol. 1 Falconidae, Strigidae, Passeridae. Vol. 2 Passeridae, Cypselidae, Caprimulgidae, Meropidae, Upupidae, Alcedinidae, Picidae, Cuculidae, Columbidae, Phasianidae, Pelargidae, Rallidae, Gruidae, Otididae. Vol. 3 Charadriidae, Laridae, Alcidae, Colymbidae, Procellariidae, Podicipediae, Anatidae, Pelecanidae. Vol. 4 Plates.] Seebohm's spare time was devoted to natural history, especially ornithology, and he made a number of journeys to the Netherlands, Greece, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Germany, and Siberia to collect and study birds in their native haunts. See ODNB.