Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1972. Facsimile. Folio : 8 volumes in uniform faux leather binding with bevelled edges and gilt decorations to the corners; top edge dyed; textured e.p.s : Vol 1 : cii, 13 (3) 36 plates with accompanying text; Vol 2 : pp. (10) 104 plates with accompanying text; Vol 3 : pp (8) 97 Vol 4 : pp (8) 104 plates and accompanying text; Vol 4 : pp (8) 104 plates and accompanying text; Vol 5 : pp (8) 92 plates and accompanying text; Vol 6 : pp (8) 82 plates and accompanying text; Vol 7 : pp (8) 85 plates and accompanying text; Vol 8 : pp (4) iv (v-viii) 81 plates and accompanying text. There are two lightly annotated pages of draft text from Pigott's book Birdman of Brisbane laid into Volume 8.
Volume 1 has a couple white scuff marks to the edges of the binding, 2mm mark to fore-edge of text block; Vol 2 light mark to the last free e.p. and narrow strip (5mm) of light marks to fore-edge; Vol 3 has a 1mm mark at plates 62 & 90; Vol 4 the gilding to the spine has faded in places; Vol 5 has one foxmark to the fore edge of the text block ; Vol 6 has a small bloom on the first three pages (2 blanks and Lansdowne t.p.) ; Vol 7 has a pale pink blot (1cm) in the margin of the text for plate 81, a light 3x 1cm stain to the fore-edge of text block at the head and the gilding on the spine is almost completely faded; Vol 8 has faint scattered blooms to first blank, the gilding on spine is faded, a small stain and abrasion to the fore-edge of the text block (1.5x 0.5cm).
This is a heavy item and will require additional postage. Item #1846
From the library of Louis Pigott, author of Birdman of Brisbane: Silvester Diggles and his Ornithology of Australia.