Manual of the Birds of New Zealand. Sir Walter Lawry BULLER.
Manual of the Birds of New Zealand
Manual of the Birds of New Zealand

Manual of the Birds of New Zealand

New Zealand: George Didsbury, Government Printer, 1882. First Edition. Original cloth. Octavo : vii (ix) 107 (108, Author's advertisement), iii (List of publications of the Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department of New Zealand) : 39 plates (including IA and XIVA) as called for at p. iv : dark brown eps : original blue cloth covered boards : double border in black to top boards with illustration of kiwi bird and lettering in gilt plus gilt decoration to the letter 'M' in 'Manual' : black head and foot bands and gilt lettering to spine : INSCRIBED by the author to Miss Fairchild and dated Feb. 25, 1891.

Head of spine pushed and tail is abraded; corners pushed; light foxing to the verso of the frontis; occasional fox mark thereafter; soil mark to the edge of plate xxvi; expert repair to the front eps along the gutter.

[Sitwell, Fine Bird Books, p.85]. Very good. Item #2116

Miss Fairchild was the daughter of Captain John Fairchild (1864-1898), a master mariner who lived in New Zealand and was killed in a tragic accident on board the Tutanekai in 1898.

Price: $850.00

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